GB Günter Burghardt

Documents from [1960] to [2019]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

10 m, 195 dossiers

Physical Medium


Reference Archivists

Meyer, Ruth


Custodial History

Dr. Günter Burghardt deposited the originals of his archives for the years 1960-2014 at the HAEU in the autumn of 2019, under the terms of a deposit contract signed between the depositor and the HAEU, represented by the Director Dieter Schlenker.

Content and Structure


The fonds reflects Dr. Günter Burghardt's lengthy career at the European Commission (1970 to 2004). It is composed of material both collected and produced by GB during his professional activities at the Commission of the European Community/Communities/Union in different positions with various core responsibilities and working areas in Foreign and especially Transatlantic relations.
It includes documents created in the context of the varied nature of GB's work such as official notes and reports, administrative documents, speeches, press clippings, papers and publications. Materials relating to GB's academic and advisor activities from 2005 to 2012 as well as the memoirs of his professional career and the chronicle of his family (2019) are equally part of the fonds.
The fonds provides an invaluable insight into the External relations of the Commission and in particular in the Transatlantic relations with the United States of America.

Ruth Ingeborg Meyer, January 2021

System of Arrangement

The arrangement maintained basically the original order established by GB. Some files have been split in yearly units in order to allow yearly disclosure.
The fonds is composed of paper materials, some electronic files and photographs.
The Transatlantic documentation and various other material gathered by GB and selected for retention, has been inserted in the relevant thematic context.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation according to the 30 year rule governing access to the archives of the European Institutions. Documents not produced by the Europen Instituions are open for consultation.
Possible copyrights for any document included in this archival collection must be respected. If there is any doubt, please refer to the consultation rules governing access to archival sources at the Historical Archives of the European Union or contact us directly at

Reproduction Conditions

Academic utilisation and partial reproduction (in the form of photocopies or digitised photographs only) of the documents is authorized in accordance with the provisions and rules in force at the HAEU.


English, French, German

Type of Archival Materials

Electronic File, Photograph, Textual

Physical Characteristics

Generally good.

Allied Materials

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


Notes and Remarks

Acronyms used in this inventory:

GB for Dr. Günter Burghardt
EU for European Union
NATO for North Atlantic Treaty Organization
US for United States of America

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