Requests for consultation
To prepare your visit:
- Consult the detailed inventories of each collection
- Register using the online form (FR) and reserve up to five boxes per day.
The reading room is accessible on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5:30pm, and Wednesdays, 9am-1pm, by appointment only.
Conditions of consultation
The collections are either open for consultation or reserved:
- To consult the open collections, you must make a request and obtain authorisation from the Contemporary History Archives.
- Consultation of the reserved collections is subject to the donor’s authorisation.
Readers consulting archive materials must comply with the rules of the Archives’ reading room (PDF, 68Ko, FR).
Reproduction of materials is subject to the Archives’ regulations. The costs corresponding to this service are borne by the user, according to a set price list (PDF, 100Ko, FR).
We require a few days’ notice of your visit to transfer the requested materials.
Places for consultation
The reading room of the Contemporary History Archives at the Sciences Po Centre for History,
56, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, first floor.
The reading room can accommodate up to five people a day. Access is free of charge. Readers must present an official photo ID (identity card, passport, driving licence, etc.).
About 15 collections are held by other archive services.
Archives unit of the Sciences Po Scientific Resources and Information Division
Sciences Po’s institutional collections (1SP and 2SP) and the collections of former registrars Serge Hurtig and Jean Touchard (5SP and 6SP) are held at the Archives unit of the Sciences Po Scientific Resources and Information Division.
The following collections are held at the Archives Nationales: Vincent Auriol, Raymond Barre, Léon Blum (first part), Jean Coutrot, Édouard Daladier, Michel Debré, Jacques Kayser, Colonel François de La Rocque, Didier Maus, MRP, MRP de la Seine, Alain Savary, Victor Schweisguth and UDSR.
Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer
The Marius Moutet collection is held at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (FR)
Archives of the Department of Isère
The Jean Berthoin collection is held at the Archives of the Department of Isère (FR)