Prize for best humorous film about records management

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Prize for best humorous film about records management

12 September 2016 - At the international ICA Congress 2016 in Seoul, the Swiss Federal Archives film on electronic administration in the federal government was awarded the prize for “Best Film Using Humour to Communicate about Archives or Records Management”. Nine of the 66 films entered won prizes. A list of nominees can be found here.

NEAT Portal


NEAT Portal

The Swiss Confederation has launched an information portal on the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA). Original documents, images, films and audio files on the history and social significance of the NRLA are now available on

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Documents on dormant assets

Documents on dormant assets transferred to the Federal Archives

A section of the documents from the Swiss-based tribunal set up to investigate dormant accounts have been transferred to the Federal Archives. The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) assessed the claims of victims of National Socialist persecution or their heirs in respect of accounts at Swiss banks.

ADMINISTORY: online magazine

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ADMINISTORY: open-access online magazine for administrative history

ADMINISTORY is a new open-access online magazine for the history of statehood and administration. The Swiss Federal Archives are launching it with the Universities of Vienna and Konstanz with a view to making the findings of research into the history of administration more accessible.



The Federal Archives document over 200 years of Swiss history. This section contains information on the wide range of search options and practical information.


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Digital documents

Digital archiving in the Federal Archives ensures that the actions of government remain transparent in the digital age.


A complete overview of the services provided by the Federal Archives. Plus: guided tours of the Archives and support with Archives Portal Europe.

Ordering and consulting

Information on consulting and ordering documents (including reproductions) from the Federal Archives.

More from the Federal Archives

Important links is the portal for Swiss open government data (OGD): download data free of charge.

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