Created in 1995, the committe for history of La Poste (comité pour l’histoire de La Poste) is part of La Poste Group, and is concerned by the academical and applied researches.

Its role is to contribute to the development of knowledge of postal history from the Ancien Regime to the present. Its aims are to make grow the interest of employees of La Poste, and to build a bridge with the society and the citizens by the social sciences, particularly history.

Postal history is both multidisciplinary and thematic, since it involves national history, institutions, administration as well as individuals and their skills, business and its procedures, and French social history.