Federal Council minutes

Handwritten Federal Council minutes from 1848 onwards online

The minutes of the Federal Council from 1848 to 1963 are now online with extra features.

The handwritten minutes for the years 1848 to 1903 are now available for the first time with text recognition. In total, the “Minutes of the Federal Council (1848–1963)” page provides access to over 14,500 sets of minutes.

AppLab

AppLab

AppLab

18.06.2021 - The Federal Archives’ AppLab laboratory is now up and running. It contains applications, interactive visualisations, scripts and data for exploring our archival fonds digitally.

 
 

Strategy 2021–2025

 Strategy 2021–2025

Strategy 2021–2025

10.06.2021 - The SFA’s strategy for the years 2021–2025 continues their ongoing development towards a system-atically digital archive. While the strategy for the previous five years focused on online access, the current strategy turns its attention to transfer and archiving.

 

Visiting the reading room: reservations required

Please register your visit by sending an e-mail to bestellung@bar.admin.ch or calling 058 462 89 87 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Mon–Fri). If you do not have a reservation, we will be unable to guarantee you a workstation.

Online access

Online access

The Federal Archives online – any time, anywhere.

Research

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

Topics

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Digital documents

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

Project Online access

In future you will be able to consult every dossier from the Federal Archives online, with analogue dossiers being digitised to order.

Administrative history

The Federal Archives research the history of the federal administration since 1918.

More from the Federal Archives

Important links

Federal Archives online

The documents from the Federal Archives are available online. Watch the video to see how online access works.

The Federal Archives on Twitter

https://www.bar.admin.ch/content/bar/en/home.html