Historic Archive

The Archive of the Academy is formed by the documentary resources, which is split into 6 large sections:

1. Organisation and Protocol
2. Academic and Scientific Activity
3. Accounts and Administration
4. Hourly service
5. Fabra Observatory
6. Photographs

The Archive is identified by its acronyms: ARACAB

lupa icon bYou can check the Archive-Catalog in pdf format (in Catalan): Archive-Catalog RACAB

Archive collections


Eduard Fontserè i Riba resource

fons fontsere
  • Period: 1870-1960
  • Volume: 11 boxes with manuscript information (projects, notes, letters, rough manuscripts) 8 ml of folders and books.
  • Description: First part of the donation , made to the RACAB in 1976 by the Iglésies-Fontserè family, was the personal archive and library of Dr. Eduard Fontserè i Riba. The contents of the personal library includes; notes, manuscripts, projects and correspondence.
  • Documentation methods:  Inventary-Catalog Eduard Fontserè i Riba resource
  • Related resources: Fons històric del Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (Cartoteca de Catalunya). Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC), Fons Eduard Fontserè

lupa icon bYou can check the Inventary-Catalog in pdf format (in Catalan): Eduard Fontserè i Riba resource





  • Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 19:00. Wednesday 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00.
  • Summer opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00.
  • The Library is closed on August.


  • Consultation in the Reading Room.
  • Bibliographical information.
  • Photocopies*, Scanner*
*Will be made on request and depending on the document, it´s state of conservation and in accordance with copyright regulations. The library reserves the right not to photocopy certain documents.


The nature of this library is private, however it is open on certain conditions to investigators interested in its documentary resources and archive.
Access is Restricted. In order to gain access a membership card has to be obtained, and shown prior to the entrance.


Postal address:
Biblioteca de la Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts
Rambla dels Estudis, 115
08002 - Barcelona

Tel: (+34) 93 317 05 36
Information: info@racab.es
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