1921 - 2021 : living in common for 100 years
2021 is the centenary year of the administrative association of Laeken, Haren and Neder-Over-Hembeek with the City of Brussels. Following the heated parliamentary discussions that led to the March 30 1921 Act, the administration of those three municipalities and of a few parts of Schaerbeek and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean was moved to the City of Brussels, multiplying by three its territory.
The centenary of this association allow the Archives of Brussels City to review the documents about the three municipalities and stored in the warehouse. Deposited during the years following the association, those archives remain little known to the public because, till today, no detailed inventory has been made. As part of the project 100 ans de vies "Communes" led by the City of Brussels, the Archives of the Brussels City have decided to inventory the archives of the three associated municipalities, aiming to provide a Guide to Sources related to Laeken, Haren and Neder-Over-Hembeek before 1921.
This page will offer the opportunity to value those archives : short publications will make the project’s progress known, and small informative and/or iconographic capsules will regularly make the new discoveries known.