Libraries of the Ecumenical Centre and the Bossey Ecumenical Institute
ACCESS TO WCC ARCHIVES: CONDITIONS
The WCC Archives guarantees the preservation and the diffusion of the institutional memory and the ecumenical movement. It serves as an information source to guide and assist WCC staff in planning and conducting their activities and to provide information to scholar community and public.
The WCC Archives has the responsibility for the cataloguing, care, maintenance, management and diffusion of the archives produced by the WCC.
The WCC Archives possesses practically all documents issued by 20th century ecumenical organisations and movements.
Other records, such as Finances and Human Resources are decentralised and non accessible.
type of material stored
-WCC General Secretariat
-WCC Central Committees
-WCC Executive Committees
-WCC divisions, departments, secretariat, units, …, since 1940 Categories of access
The General Secretary may give a special access to the WCC Archives in order to facilitate scientific work.
Public access to the WCC Archives may be provisionally delayed to allow for the cataloging necessary to prepare files requested for consultation.
The researchers and the general public will be asked to complete an access request form, to show proof of their identity and to state the subject of their research.
On the request of persons outside the WCC, the archivist can carry out researches.
Archival material do not circulate outside the Library. Photocopies can be made with the archivist permission.
The use of the archives for academic publications purpose is authorised under the condition that the user quotes the source (WCC Archives) in his work and provide the WCC Library with one copy of the publication.
The researcher is alone responsible for the quotations he makes.
The scanning and microfilming of the archives is authorised under the same condition.
Commercial use of the archives is forbidden except in accordance with specific contract conclude with the WCC.