According to the statutes, Alfred Ehrhardt’s oeuvre and image rights were given to the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung when it was established in 2002 and so given over to the public. Since then the task is to prepare the photographic estate for preservation and to take an inventory of it. The estate includes approximately 20,500 silver gelatine prints, 1,100 glass negatives, 12,500 negatives (medium-format and 35mm), and 300 glass slides. The complete manuscripts, typescripts, note books, magazines, newspaper clippings, and books from Ehrhardt’s library are all available for research purposes; this material can be made accessible on location or electronically upon request. More than fifty documentary and culture films are stored at the Bundesarchiv/Filmarchiv; approximately 120 paintings, drawings and graphic prints are located in an external depository and remain partly in the care of the family.