About the Archives

The ECB Archives are managed by the Archives Team within the Information Management Services Division of the Directorate-General Secretariat.

Contents of the Archives

The ECB Archives hold records from:

  • the Committee of Governors of the Central Banks of the Member States of the European Community (1964-93);
  • the European Monetary Institute (1994-98); and
  • the European Central Bank (1998-present).

In line with the ECB's commitment to openness and transparency, as well as to enable and facilitate research, PDF copies of the records we have released are available to the public.


Access to ECB documents and records is governed by Decision ECB/2004/3 of 4 March 2004 on public access to ECB documents (OJ L 80, 18.3.2004, p.42).

Contact details

European Central Bank
Information Management Division / Archives
Room NH 04.67
Sonnemannstrasse 22
60314 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0)69 1344 5656
Fax: +49 (0)69 1344 6640