This page lists the fonds and collections held and catalogued in the EMBL Archive. Fonds are comprised of material that has been created and/or accumulated from a single origin, such as a person or an office. Collections are comprised of material that has been artificially grouped together because they share a common characteristic and/or come from a variety of sources.
- Edmond BAUDOIN material: This fonds contains material from Edmond Baudoin, who illustrated a book which included Leó Szilárd as a protagonist. Szilárd, after whom the EMBL Szilárd Library is named, was involved in the early development of EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organization, which went on to found EMBL. This material is catalogued in the Edmond Baudoin material fonds.
- Christian BOULIN material: This fonds contains material spanning Christian Boulin's career at EMBL from 1976 to 2014. This material is catalogued in the Christian Boulin material fonds.
- Graham CAMERON material: This fonds holds material from Graham Cameron relating, in particular, to the development of the EMBL Data Library and the establishment EMBL-EBI, the European Bioinformatics Institute, in Hinxton, GB. It is catalogued in the Graham Cameron material fonds.
- Jacques DUBOCHET material: This fonds contains material relating to Jacques Dubochet and his 2017 Nobel award for his work cryo-electromicroscopy. It is catalogued in the Jacques Dubochet material fonds.
- EMBL Instrumentation: This fonds contains material, including blueprints, documentation and instruments, that is produced and/or received by EMBL in the course of its activities in the area of instrumentation and technology development. This material comes from the EMBL Workshops in Heidelberg. This material is catalogued in the EMBL Instrumentation fonds.
- EMBL Training: This fonds contains material that is produced and/or received, from or by any of the EMBL sites, in the course of delivering training. It is catalogued in the EMBL Training fonds .
- Frieda GLÖCKNER material: This fonds contains photographs documenting the establishment and setting up of EMBL in Heidelberg, including the inaguration of the EMBL Heidelberg laboratory. It is catalogued in the Frieda Glöckner material fonds.
- Fotis KAFATOS material: This fonds contains scientific and administrative material from Kafatos' tenure as Director General of EMBL, as well as several files relating to his time at Imperial College and the European Research Council. It is catalogued in the Fotis Kafatos material fonds.
- Éric KARSENTI material: This fonds contains photographic slides from Karsenti's work at EMBL and his first EMBL laboratory notebook. It is catalogued in the Éric Karsenti material fonds.
- Ernst STELZER material: This fonds contains material relating to Ernst Stelzer's development of confocal microscopy and imaging. It is catalogued in the Ernst Stelzer material fonds.
- Keith WILLIAMSON material: This fonds holds personal items donated by Keith Williamson, former Administrative Director of EMBL. It is catalogued in the Keith Williamson material fonds
- EIROforum material: EIROforum is a partnership of eight European scientific research organisations, including EMBL. This collection gathers material related EIROforum's activites. This material is catalogued in the EIROforum material collection.
- EMBL Institutional Publications: This collection brings together the institutional publications that EMBL prepares in the course of its activities, in particular to report to EMBL Council and the wider public. These publications contain scientific, administrative and social information about the institute. This material is catalogued in the EMBL Institutional Publications collection.
- Heidelberg March for Science: The Heidelberg March for Science was a march held in Heidelberg on 22 April 2017 to celebrate science and put the spotlight on the place of evidence-based knowledge in society. The EMBL Archive collected material on the day in Heidelberg. This material is catalogued in the Heidelberg March for Science collection.
- Oral Histories Programme: In 2016, the EMBL Archive started an Oral Histories Programme. This supports the goals of the EMBL Archive by gathering interviews that, together, capture the development, history and on-going missions and achievements of EMBL and its people specifically and the (European) molecular biology landscape more generally. These interviews are catalogued in the Oral Histories Programme collection.