Archives of audio recordings of meetings

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)



Archives of Audio recordings of meetings


March 1956 - Today

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

623 boxes; 62 linear metres

Context [Top]

Name of creator

CERN Translation and Minutes Service

Administrative history

CERN Translation and Minutes Service

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Translation and minutes Service

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

This collection contains recordings of Council, Committee of Council, Finance Committee, Scientific Policy Committee, European Committee for Future Accelerators, Standing Consultation Committee, Finance Committee Working Group meetings... recorded on tapes and cassettes between March 1956 to present.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved. There was no classification plan, but for the purposes of cataloguing the records have been divided into 22 major groups :

•  01 - Council

•  02 - Committee of Council, CC

•  03 - Finance Committee, FC

•  04 - Scientific Policy Committee, SPC

•  05 - European Committee for Future Accelerators, ECFA

•  06 - Standing Consultation Committee, SCC - Comité de Concertation Permanent, CCP

•  07 - Consultative Committee on Employment Conditions, CCEC

•  08 - Review of Employment and Social Conditions of CERN Personnel, RESCO

•  09 - Commission des Recours

•  10 - Caisse d'Assurances

•  11 - Rules and regulations

•  12 - Working Group

•  13 - Pensions

•  14 - Sécurité Sociale

•  15 - Staff Association

•  16 - Director General's meetings

•  17 - Tripartite Advisory Committee on Conditions of Employment, TRACE
        - Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum, TREF

•  18 - Investment Committee

•  19 - Colloquium

•  20 - Miscellaneous

•  21 - Finances

•  22 - Technology Transfer Task Force, TTTF

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.

Finding aids

Listed to item level in the CERN Archive Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes and Marc Sutter

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 27th August 2001, Revised 2011

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