Archives of Finance Committee, FC

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)

CERN-FC-1 to CERN-FC-ongoing


Archives of Finance Committee, FC


October 1954 - Present

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

12,553 Items (ongoing)

Context [Top]

Name of creator

The CERN Finance Committee

Administrative history

In accordance with the CERN Convention (1953), the CERN Council established a Finance Committee which held its first meeting on 9th October 1954.

The role of the Finance Committee is to control the management of CERN on behalf of the Council and the Member States. It checks the accounts, it gives its opinion on certain expenditures before they are made, it looks at the distribution of industrial contracts between national industries, it considers salary scales and management of personnel and so on. It is composed of at least one representative from each Member State, representing their countries.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the Council Secretariat

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The items in this collection were created for and from the meetings of the Finance Committee. The usual documents are lists of participants, agenda, minutes, progress reports, and drafts of all these documents

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


Accruals are received regularly, soon after they are produced.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved. Items are first arranged by language (English, French and German) and then numerical and chronological order.

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English, French and German.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archive Database.

Allied materials [Top]

Related units of description

  • The CERN Scientific Policy Committee collection (also available in English, French and German)
  • The CERN Council and Committee of Council collection (also available in English, French and German)

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 26th April 2001, Revised 2007