The FC Barcelona archives offer an open documentary source containing an approximate volume of 45 linear metres of documents. | FCB ARCHIVE

As an Archive, the FC Barcelona Centre for Documentation and Studies conserves documentation generated and/or received by the club through the development of its functions over the years. Among these documents we find a large number of financial and treasury books, minutes of board meetings, internal and external correspondence, documents about grounds and other facilities, the management of employees, materials and members, relations with fans, and sporting and other types of organisation.

At the same time, it contains files on many of the first team footballers, and also from youth teams and other sports. Much of these documents are graphic materials. These images illustrate the historical legacy of the club, both in sporting and social terms.

To manage and categorise the textual materials, a table has been produced that covers all the different functions and activities of the club. As a whole, the FC Barcelona archives offer an open documentary source containing an approximate volume of 45 linear metres of documents. This open archive is constantly being updated through the arrival of new documents from transfers within the club itself, from donations and sometimes through purchase.

In this regard, we should highlight the acquisition of the archives of photographer Horacio Seguí and the donations made by former directors, members and fans. These include Artur Martí Cot, Antoni Guizy, Jaime Julià Pérez, Jaume Civit, Jaime Gutiérrez, Salvador Royes Buisan, Jordi Nadal and Carles Guivernau Pla, among others.

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The CDiE-FCB also has an Newspaper Archive specialised in sports, which includes a large collection of periodicals of an external nature and also those produced officially by the club. Research of new materials to complete the collections of periodicals is another of the Centre’s objectives as it seeks to fill certain gaps in the different series.


Moreover, the library possesses a collection of some 1,500 monographs. The most common subjects include the history of FC Barcelona, biographies of its players, the Catalan, Spanish and global football scene, and monographs about other sports. The Centre sometimes offers a set of non-local publications that are the result of exchanges with other sports clubs and/or federations.