FF Franz Froschmaier

Documents from [1958] to [2011]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

85 files, 1,3 meters

Reference Archivists

Meyer, Ruth


Administrative and Biographical History

The materials have been deposited by Franz Froschmaier's heirs at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence under the terms of a deposit contract signed between the depositors and the HAEU, represented by the Director Dieter Schlenker, in May 2021.

Custodial History

The papers have been transferred from Franz Froschmaier's private home in Brussels to the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence in May 2021.

Content and Structure


The fonds consists mainly of paper documents collected and/or produced by Franz Froschmaier during his various professional offices for the Commission of the European Community and for the Commission of the European Communities from 1975 to 1987.
The period of his office as deputy head of cabinet and later head of cabinet of Wilhelm Haferkamp (1970 – 1981) is particularly well documented with files relating to the diplomatic travels in numerous countries and through the collection of internal reports and correspondence. During Froschmaier's office as Director General for information (1981 – 1987) he produced a series of handwritten notes taken during the meetings of the Commission of the European communities (1982 – 1987) which are part of this deposit.
Some files included in this fonds have been created during his office as Minister for Economic Affairs, Technology and Transport in Government of Schleswig-Holstein (1988 – 1992) and as head of the Hanse Office in Brussels (1995 – 2004).
The fonds includes also some personal documents such as his dissertation, honour certificates and drawings from his hand, and a small collection of photographs and other materials.
Ruth Ingeborg Meyer, July 2021

System of Arrangement

The arrangement maintained basically the original order established by Franz Froschmaier.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation. Documents produced by the European Institutions are open following the 30 year rule governing the access to the archives of the European Institutions.
Possible copyrights for any document included in this archival collection must be respected. If there is any doubt, please refer to the consultation rules of the Historical Archives of the European Union or contact us directly at archiv@eui.eu.

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

Artifact, Photograph, Textual, Video

Physical Characteristics

Generally good.

Allied Materials

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