Members and divisions of the CHP, its full-time staff, mission and professional activities.
Apply for an academic research grant, see a list of completed works and get informations and
first results about the works in progress, and read about proposed topics.
The CHP’s past and upcoming academic activities: a variety of colloquia, academic and cultural activities in France and throughout the world.
The CHP maintains its own library of collections. Order forms for reference works may be downloaded and printed. The CHP also participates in the publication of research on the history of postal services.
CHP offers its documentary files in order to release from the beginning of the 19th century, postal statistics, ministry and advisers chronicles, biographical and professional notices.
Are you looking for a book, a periodical, a PH. D. thesis, an event about la Poste. Write any keyword (in French or English):
The range of activities involved in the history of postal service in France involves a special vocabulary all its own. Click here to discover its richness, range, and diversity.
Learn more about the most important dates in French postal history here.
Improve your knowledge about the main items of la Poste, from past to nowadays. The documentary files are available for reading.
Discover our list of books available for consultation in the CHP’s library.
Former directors and supervisors of la Poste
General managers, under-secretaries of state and ministries, political figures, celebrities, or anonymous individuals have served as directors of French postal services in various institutional capacities. You will find complete lists of their names here.
Useful links and
Discover our own selection of web sites for various associations and institutions.
Created under the auspices of the CHP, these guides systematically list the research sites and tools available to you.