Scientific & historical archives




CERN Archive

The CERN Archive contains historical records from the early 1950s up to the present day, covering all aspects of the Organization’s work. It includes letters, memos, reports, notes and other documents created or received in the course of CERN's activities.

Wolfgang Pauli Archive

The Archive also houses a collection of books, reprints, correspondence, manuscripts and photographs of the late Wolfgang Pauli (Nobel Laureate, 1945). Many of these records are available online.

History of CERN

Links to various resources, including a historical chart of changes to the internal organization of CERN (searchable by decade and by department), information on scientific committees and biographical information about some of CERN’s notable figures.

Divisional Records Officers

The Archive operates with the help of Divisional Records Officers (DROs), who assist in locating and collecting archival material. Here are some useful links, including Guidelines for the DRO and a list of CERN’s DROs.

Your records 

Do you have records that may be of interest to the Archive? Do you want to know how to manage your records? Here are some links that may help.

Web archives

CERN’s publicly available web pages are archived as part of a partnership with the Internet Memory Foundation.

Online resources

Access to CERN's historical documents.

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