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Bank for International Settlements, Historical Archive

Identification codeCH BIS, HA
NameBank for International Settlements, Historical Archive
Street / numberCentralbahnplatz 2
ZIP Place4051 BASEL
Postal code4002
Phone+41-61-2808281 or +41-61-2808061
E-mailpiet.clement(at) or
Contact person(s)Dr Piet Clement, Edward Atkinson
Opening hours

Mon-Fri. 09:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:30 (By appointment only)

Economic fonds

Over 250 customer and counterparty files, documenting banking policy and transactions between the BIS and its counterparties (mainly central banks and international institutions). Files on the administration of international loans and credit facilities. Files on central bank expert meetings. Main focus: international central bank cooperation, financial and monetary history, european monetary cooperation. 1930s to 1960s.


Under the BIS open archive rules, all records relating to the Bank's business and operational activities which are over 30 years old are available for consultation, with the exception of a very limited number of records that remain private or confidential even after 30 years have elapsed.

Finding aids

All files open for consultation are listed in the BIS Archive catalogue, which is available in printed and electronic form.


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