European Space Agency

Documents from [1975] to [2002]
Fonds Creator
Fonds Inventory
Access Conditions

Open, except contract series closed for 40 years since the creation of the file.

Reference Archivist

Gherardo, Bonini


ESA fonds contains basically minutes and correspondence files emanating from the various ESA bodies and departments, plus from an increasing number - during the years - of short-living bodies born for occasional projects.

Extent and Medium

65 linear metres


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Custodial History

The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according a related filing system.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

ESA Headquarters and ESTEC

Appraisal Informations

Since 1995 onwards, an intermediate work of description and arrangement by serie made by ESA Headquarters run before all the shipments.


"Blue papers" are transferred annually from ESTEC (Noordwijk), instead regarding other files ESA headquarters has to ship when it considers particular series as "terminated".

System of Arrangement

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

Associated Material

Bulletins, annual reports.

Related Unit of Description

See ESRO fonds

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

The fonds was deposited in the Historical Archives under the terms of a "contrat de dépôt" signed on 12 May 1989.

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