In his will of 1968, Karl Barth directed that his entire literary estate (manuscripts, memoranda, correspondence, books, articles, etc.) not be sold off, but be put in the care of a Legacy Commission, whose composition he set out in his will and whose membership has been renewed through elections ever since. The Legacy Commission collaborates closely with the Karl Barth Foundation as the publisher of the Collected Edition and as the entity responsible for the maintenance of the Karl Barth Archive.
The Karl Barth Legacy Commission is composed of descendants of Karl Barth as well as other qualified people.
Dr. Daniel Barth, Basel
Frau Shabnam Barth, Basel
Pfr. Dr. Niklaus Peter, Zürich
Pfr. Dr. Georg Vischer, Basel
Pfr. Dieter Zellweger, Oberwil
The Reverends Dr. Peter and Mr. Zellweger are also members of the steering committee of the Karl Barth Foundation; they insure the coordination of both associations.