Archives of CERN Directors-Generals, First series (Period 1952-1975)

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Archives of CERN Directors-Generals, First series (Period 1952-1975)


1950 - 1976

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Extent of the unit of description

599 items, 387 boxes, 43 ml

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Amaldi, Edoardo, Secretary-General of CERN (1952-1954)
Bloch, Felix, Director-General (1954-1955)
Bakker, Cornelis Jan, Director-General (1955-1960)
Adams, John Bertram, Director-General (1960-1961)
Weisskopf, Victor Frederik, Director-General (1961-1965)
Gregory, Bernard Paul, Director-General (1966-1970)
Jentschke, Willibald, Director-General (1971-1975)

Administrative or biographical history


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Directors-General Office

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

A0 Boards of Directors / Directorate CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-001 to 037 A0-01 to A0-13
A01 Director-General CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-038 to 064 A01-01-01 to A01-03-03
A02 Personnel Division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-065 to 079 A02-0 to A02-02-07
A03 Finance division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-080 to 087 A03-0 to A03-02
A04 CERN PS Machine Division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-088 to 094 A04-0 to A04-03
A05 Engineering Division
Synchrotron Injector
CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-095 to 096 A05
A06 Track Chamber division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-097 to 114 A06-0 to A06-07 & A06-08
A07 Nuclear Physics Apparatus division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-115 A07-01
A08 Accelerator Research division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-116 to 123 A08-01 to A08-03-01
A09 CERN SC Machine Division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-124 to 129 A09-0 to A09-02-03
A10 Nuclear Physics division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-130 to 134 A10-0 to A10-03
A11 Data Handling division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-135 to 142 A11-0 to A11-03
A12 Site & Buildings division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-143 to 154 A12-0 to A12-11
A13 Theory Division CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-155 to 157 A13-0 to A13-01
A14 Staff Association CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-158 to 168 A14-01 to A14-04
A15 Study Group for Fusion Research CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-169 to 171  
B External relations CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-172 to 242 B0 to B12
C General policy CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-243 to 305 & 591 C0 to C08
D Scientific subjects CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-306 to 380 & 592 D01 to D14
E E01 - Council
E02 - Committee of Council (CC)
E03 - Finance Committee (FC)
E04 - Scientific Policy Committee (SPC)
E06 - Leading board 
CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-381 to 402 E01 to E06
F Relations with Member States CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-403 to 429 & 593-596 F0 to F02 & F1
G CERN General CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-430 to 453 & 594 G01 to G10
GD Group of Directors documents CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-454 to 461 GD-1
GD-DOC-1 to GD-DOC-7
H Internal Committee CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-462 to 496 H01 to H10
I CERN Laboratory II CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-497 to 503 I01 to I07
Utilization of Services Common to Both Laboratories.
Co-ordinating Committee.
CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-504 to 505 J01 to J02
P Personal files
 - B.P.G. Personal - B.P. Gregory
 - V.F.W. Personal - V.F. Weisskopf 
CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-506 to 529 P0 to P19
EXC Executive Committee Documents CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-530 CERN-EXC-C-DOC
DG Agenda CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-531 to 537 DG-AG-1 to 7
Chronological File of Correspondence CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-538 to 568 DG-CHRONO-1 to 31
Directorate Meetings. CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-569 to 570 DG-DIRECTORATE
Miscellaneous DG-DGO, etc CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-571 DG-MISC
Private File of Correspondence :
 - C.J. Bakker, 
 - V.F. Weisskopf,
 - B.P. Gregory
DG-PRIV-COR-1 to 6
Registration of Letters CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-578 to 580 DG-REG-1 to 3
Rome File Registration  CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-581 & 595 DG-ROME-REG
DGO-MEMO Documents CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-582 to 588 DGO-MEMO-1 to 7
DGO-MEMO Registration CERN-ARCH-DG-FILES-589 to 590 DGO-MEMO-REG-1 to 2

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Conditions governing access

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Most of the material is written in xxxx.

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Description prepared by xxxx

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the xxxx