HEADKRAXNER Stéphane /

  Annual Report

The Archives Service collects and preserves Institut Pasteur’s documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to both pasteurian and historian communities. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, as well as photographs. Besides this main mission, it serves as the continuing memory of the Institut Pasteur and its services. It is also a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all.


Because of some internal moving on Pasteur Institute campus, we have received large amounts of records coming from laboratories and management (about 900 boxes). We are presently recording Hôpital Pasteur’s files (management and clinical studies).

Collections completed

Four archive collections have been completed. These represent papers of the Nobel prizewinner Jacques Monod (1910 - 1976), of the « National Defence Committee against Tuberculosis » (1919 - end of the seventies), of the physiologist and biologist Antonina Guelin (1904 - 1988) and of the biologist Albert Delaunay (1910 - 1993).


Current cataloging activity includes the files of Professor Antoine Lacassagne (1884 – 1971), the biologist Nobel prizewinner Jules Bordet (1870 – 1961), the biologist and scientific moviemaker Jean Comandon (1877 – 1970) and the rabies laboratory (1965 – 1995).


Online developments

We constitute a corpus of description forms for papers and biographies. Presently we put online 219 description forms of archives or records, and 142 biographical forms on our website:


The Archives Service organizes a course under the sponsorship of Archives Nationales about “Archives and Quality”. A lecture about scientific archives has been delivered in 2006 to CNRS librarian staff.

Workgroup participation

Group “Perpetuation of Numerical Information” (PIN in French):

This group joining archivists, data managers and computer scientists exchanges information and experience on numerical archives.


Publications 2006 of the unit on Pasteur's references database

Activity Reports 2006 - Institut Pasteur
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