The Historical Archives preserves and makes accessible in a central location the archival holdings of the European Union Institutions. In addition, the HAEU collects private papers of key European politicians, high-ranking EU officials and individuals involved in the process of European integration as well as the archives of pro-European movements and other organisations with a European scope. These fonds have been deposited in Florence on specific conditions agreed by the depositor and the Historical Archives and particular rules may apply to their perusal.
Collection materials – mostly copies of archival documents from private collections, foundations and National Archives and Diplomatic Archives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs – also supplement existing holdings.
The fonds of the Archives are assembled into four separate groups: EU institutions, Individuals, Corporate Bodies, and Collections.
Fonds from European Union institutions
The European Parliament
The Council of Ministers
The European Commission
The Court of Auditors
The Economic and Social Committee
The Court of Justice
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