European Association for Banking and Financial History e.V.

Documents from [1989] to [2014]
Fonds Creator
Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation.
Files containing information in need of protection are closed for consultation according to the 30 year rule.

The user engages to respect the copyright and intellectual property rights for the photographs and academic papers included in this fonds.

Reference Archivist

Ruth, Meyer


The fonds of eabh (The European Association for Banking and Financial History e.V.) is composed of 280 archival paper files (6 meters) relating to the creation of the association in 1990, the work of its governing bodies and its activities which consist of encouraging and publishing academic research on banking and financial history and of promoting the preservation of historically valuable archive material of public and private banking institutions.

The files cover the years 1989 to 2013 (some documents dating 2014) and are composed of correspondence by members of the governing bodies, the General Secretariat, eabh members, banking institutions and publishers, of minutes, agenda and documents pertaining to meetings of the governing bodies and ad hoc working groups and of files referring to the conferences, seminars and workshops including the texts of the speeches and papers presented.

A collection of photographs taken during various events, a collection of printed 'Public Relations' material and some electronic/digital storage media (CDs) are also included in the fonds.

It is worth noting that a increasingly large number of correspondence starting from approximately 1995 consists of papers versions of electronic mails (print-outs).

Ruth Meyer, Florence March 2016


English, French, German, Greek, Italian


CD-Rom, Paper file, Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

European Association for Banking and Financial History e.V., Frankurt a.M.

The material has been transferred to Florence in Summer 2014.

System of Arrangement

Respecting the existing organisation of the series and the files, the archival arrangement of the fonds formalizes the structure and activities of the association and reflects thematic and chronological criteria.
The introductions to the sub-fonds and the series give a short introduction in the powers and functions of the given entity in order to contextualize the files. In various series the description of certain files is detailed on item level.

Physical Characteristics

Generally very good conservation conditions.

Related Unit of Description

Publications by EABH held by the European University Institute's library prior to the deposit of the fonds.

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

The fonds has ben deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract signed signed between the Director of the Archives, Dieter Schlenker, and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management Hugo Bänziger and Manfred Pohl on 22 of April 2014.

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