Archive of the Board of Directors

What are the tasks of the Archive of the Board of Directors?


We examine and evaluate documents from the Board of Directors and other offices of Forschungszentrum Jülich to determine their archival value. We research and publish information on the history of Jülich and supervise internal and external enquiries. The documents identified as suitable are added to the archival material, stored and supplemented, preserved and catalogued, and made available for enquiries by the Board of Directors.

Since Forschungszentrum Jülich was founded in 1956, we have archived 6,000 files over 250 metres of shelving. Examples of files you may find include serial documents concerning meetings of the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board, and the Scientific and Technical Council, the Representatives’ Assembly, and appointment procedures.

Who can use the Archive of the Board of Directors?

If you are a journalist, student, or scientist who wants to write an article or a thesis on areas of the history of Forschungszentrum Jülich, please feel free to contact us.

In your request, you must explain your legitimate interest to us. An interest is legitimate in particular if you can demonstrate that the use of the archive is for official, scientific, or journalistic purposes.

A note on external use

Many documents are highly sensitive and may be made accessible for official purposes only. A general retention period of 30 years applies to subject files. If the archival documents are subject to professional or special official secrecy or special legislation on confidentiality, they may not be used until 60 years after the documents were created. However, for personal files, the retention period does not end before 10 years have elapsed after the death of the data subject.

The archive of the Board of Directors is incorporated into the organizational structure of the Central Library (ZB). Most of the archived material is physically located in the building accommodating the Board of Directors and Administration.

Your contact at ZB

Véronique Kentzinger
+49 2461 61-4892 (office)
+49 2461 61-96619 (archive)

Last Modified: 30.05.2022