Facts and figures

Key figures on the Swiss Federal Archives from the end of 2021. Figures for previous years are available for download under «Documents».

 

2021

Documents in the Archives

 

Total analogue archive records (in m)

69’910

Total digital archive records (in TB*)

22.8

Transferred conventional documents in running metres

1’213

Transferred digital documents in terabytes

0.8

Advisory Services

 

Digital Archiving: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

15

Digitisation

 

Digitisation: Number of pages total

1'500’364

Digitised pages internally 1'500’364
Digitised pages externally 0

Access to Documents in the Federal Archives

 

Reading Rooms: Number of days open

118

Reading Rooms: Average number of users a day

17

Reading Rooms: Number of individual visitors per year

741

Total archival units consulted** (number)

41’917

Archive units supplied in digital form

17’300

Archival units consulted by administrative bodies (number)

5’282

Number of written research requests (answered queries)    

2'078

Headcount

 

Number of FTEs

61.1

Costs

 

Total expenditure in million CHF

19.9

* 1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

** 1 archive unit = normally 1 dossier. For digital orders, however, individual documents or pages may also be supplied.

Please note that the reading rooms and digitisation service were closed or available only in a limited form for several periods in 2021.

Further information

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Swiss Federal Archives

Archivstrasse 24
3003 Bern

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+41 58 462 89 89

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Tu-Th, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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