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Agreements, 1972-1974

MS. Eng. c. 2459
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Laboratory Agreement.

This was the agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, signed on 10 May 1973 by ten countries (Austria, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).

The material deals with last-minute negotiations, mainly involving delays in Italy's decision to contribute, and with the signing ceremony itself.

Folder H.1. April 1972 - January 1973. Agreements to participate, delays and last-minute snags. The signing ceremony was proposed for 19 February 1973 but postponed because of Italian uncertainty.

Folder H.2. October 1972 - March 1973. Correspondence, calculations etc. on Italian contribution and participation.

Folder H.3. Drafts and final text of letter to Foreign Ministries informing them of Italian decision to participate. Sent 19 March 1973.

Folder H.4. Signing ceremony at CERN, 10 May 1973. Arrangements, speeches, press release.

Folder H.5. Arrangements for meeting of Working Group on future of EMBC on 10-11 May after ceremony.

Folder H.6. Design and text of agreement.

Headquarters Agreement.

This was signed between the Federal Republic of Germany and EMBL on 10 December 1974 at Bonn, Kendrew signing on behalf of the Laboratory.

Folder H.7. Drafts and revisions of agreement, February, November 1971, January, May 1972, July 1973.

Folder H.8. Correspondence and last-minute alterations to agreement, arrangements for signing ceremony, Kendrew's speech (German and English versions), text of agreement, a little later correspondence on implementation of agreement.


  • 1972-1974


8 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2459

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/H.1-8

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