European Space Research OrganisationDocuments from  to 
Open, except the contract series closed for 40 years since the creation of the file.
These documents, essentially minutes and correspondence files emanating from the various ESRO bodies and departments, supply special support to the history of ESTEC. The richness of the legal documentation gives a vivid impression of discussions on the various contracts and agreements. The minutes of the Council and the Scientific and Technical Committee gives information on the core of the decisional processes and of the main political steps of the organisation.
36 linear metres, 9463 files
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according a related filing system.
ESA Headquarters and ESTEC
"Blue papers" were sequentially arranged, instead regarding other files, the Historical Archives evaluated the files in homogeneous folders.
See ESC and ELDO fonds.
Microfiches of making-decisional bodies are available.
The fonds was deposited in the Historical Archives under the terms of a "contrat de dépôt" signed on 12 May 1989.