ESA European Space Agency

Documents from [1975] to [2002]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
ESA
Extent and Medium

65 linear meters; 27,316 dossiers

Fonds Inventory
Reference Archivists

Gherardo, Bonini

Context

Custodial History

The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according a related filing system.
The fonds was deposited at the HAEU under the terms of a deposit contract signed on 12 May 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

ESA Headquarters and ESTEC

Content and Structure

Abstract

The ESA fonds contains basically minutes and correspondence files emanating from the various ESA bodies and departments, as well as from an increasing number - over the years - of short-lived bodies established for occasional projects.

Appraisal Informations

Since 1995 onwards, an intermediate work of description and arrangement by series made by ESA Headquarters run before all transfers.

Accruals

"Blue papers" are deposited annually by ESA Headquarters, instead other ESA series are deposited when they are considered as closed historical files from ESA Archives.

System of Arrangement

"Blue papers" are sequentially arranged, instead regarding other files the Historical Archives evaluates the files in homogeneous folders.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

Open, except contract series closed for 40 years since the creation of the file, documents marked as confidential and restricted.

Reproduction Conditions

The HAEU may not own the rights on the photographs present in this fonds. Copyright or other restrictions applying to the material should be assessed by the user. Any copyright violations resulting from the use of documents held at the Historical Archives are solely the user’s responsibility. More about copyright

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Materials

Paper file, Photographs

Allied Materials

Associated Material

ESA Bulletins and ESA Annual reports.

Fonds Publications
Publications held by the EUI Library and transfered as part of the fonds
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