Name of creator
The CERN Finance Committee
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
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 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.
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive Database.