Record Details

CollectionEuropean Movement of the United Kingdom
NGOEuropean Movement of the United Kingdom
RepositoryEuropean Movement
Description

'' The British section retains its own papers at its offices. The earliest material dates from 1959, previous records having been lost during office moves in 1972 and 1987. An incomplete set of the minutes of the Executive Committee survives for the period since 1948, but no Annual Report is published and only the most recent correspondence has been retained at the offices, along with an incomplete set of the published pamphlet series Facts. Audited accounts from the mid-1950s are available at Companies House, but there is nothing at the office of an earlier date than 1980". C. Cook, The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives, 2006 and Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994.

 

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Coverage1959-
Size of Collection
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Additional information

Researchers should note that a "number of movements or associations having co-ordinated or struggled in favour of European unification have conferred their historical archives" to the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) based at the European University Institute, Florence. Among these movements are the archives of the European Movement (ref. ME), for the period 1946-2000 (52 linear metres), the French Organisation of European Movement (OFME) 1944-1995 (10 linear metres), and the European Youth Federalists (JEF) 1954-2001 (12 linear metres). According to the HAEU website, these records generally include the following: "minutes of meetings of the organisational bodies; correspondence between the international secretariat and the Councils or the national sections, the adherent or associate organisations and the study sections; reports and resolutions of congresses, forums and seminars; reports relative to activity programmes, campaigns and demonstrations organised by the movements; relations with the European Institutions; varied federalist documentation" (source: HAEU website; an online file-level catalogue is available from the European University Institute). There is a substantial amount of records relating to the European Movement (1949-1964) in the personal papers of Juliet Evangeline Rhys Williams (1898-1964), in London School of Economics Library, Archives Division (ref. RHYS WILLIAMS J/7; NRA catalogue ref. 41138). The records consist of European Movement minutes (1950-54); European Movement conferences (1949-1958); Finance (1949-1962); Correspondence (1948-1963); Pamphlets (1948-1961) (further details are available from online file-level catalogue; see also online AIM25 collection-level catalogue). There are records relating to the European Movement, 1947-1952 in the Papers of Frances L Josephy, who was a Member of the Executive Committee of the Movement in London School of Economics Library, Archives Division (source: online collection-level catalogue). There are records relating to the EM in the papers of Ronald William Gordon Mackay, 1902-1960, at LSE (see online collection-level catalogue). There are records also in the Political and Economic Planning and Policy Studies Institute Archives (see online collection-level catalogue). There are several other references to the European Movement, the United Europe Committee in A2A catalogues. See also related collections.

Source of InformationNRA; A2A; Aim25; Historical Archives of the European Union; C. Cook, The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives, 2006 and Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994.
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