Doctor of Philosophy, University Tübingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1965.
Assistant librarian Technology Information Library, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972-1976. Deputy chief librarian University Konstanz, Federal Republic of Germany, 1976-1980. Chief librarian University Trier, Federal Republic of Germany, 1980-1985.
Executive director Museum and Archives Schiller Nationalmus. und Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach-Neckar, Federal Republic of Germany, since 1985.
Member of Rotary.
Married Angelika Radermacher, March 31, 1967. Children: Georg, Albrecht, Martin, Corinna, Franziska.