UWK/NS

Uwe Kitzinger and Noël Salter Fonds

Documents from [1947] to [1985]
Fonds Inventory
Reference Archivists

Mary, Carr

Extent and Medium

568 files, 19 linear meters

Languages

English, French, German

Administrative and Biographical History

Uwe Kitzinger CBE (1928 - ) was a British academic and international civil servant with a huge range of interests. After serving from 1951 as economist to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in 1956 he was elected a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, in 1976 Dean of INSEAD in Fontainebleau and in 1984 founding President of Templeton College, Oxford. He sat on the governing Councils of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the European Movement, and Oxfam, and was founding Chair of the Committee on Atlantic Studies and of the Major Projects Association. There are files concerning his books, articles and lectures, his frequent BBC broadcasts and interviews, his travels abroad, his Visiting Professorships in the West Indies, at Paris and at Harvard, and his founding in 1962 of the Journal of Common Market Studies.;

Noel Salter (1929-1975) was a close friend of Uwe Kitzinger from their days together as Scholars of New College, Oxford, and then a colleague, first at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (where Salter preceded him 1950-55) and, some twenty years later, again at the European Commission in Brussels (1973-75). A man of deep Christian convictions, he worked tirelessly until his early death for their common ideal of a united Europe and of its playing a positive economic and political role for the world at large. He served as Clerk Assistant of the Assembly of the Western European Union in Paris (1955-63) and then worked for the British Council of Churches (1963-68) and the Commonwealth Secretariat (1968-73) in London. Outside his civil service duties he and his wife Elizabeth urged fellow-Christians to social and political activism.

Both men were inspired by their horror of the war in which they had been just too young to fight. Both returned from the continent to work from inside Britain for Britain to join the European Community, and both joined the service of the European Commission after British accession. Comparison of their papers reveals a conscious complementarity in their campaigning styles. While Kitzinger, as a public intellectual, appealed to a broad intelligentsia, Salter, from his official positions, tended to target the key decision-makers of the time individually.

Custodial History

The fonds of 70 boxes was deposited by Uwe Kitzinger in the Historical Archives of the European Union in 2010. Composed as they are of the private papers of two individuals, the fonds treats them separately.

Physical Characteristics

Some of the documents are in a very fragile condition and they must be handled with great care.

Associated Material

A list of books included in the transfer of this fonds to Florence and catalogued in the EUI library catalogue, is attached to the printed inventory.

Fonds Publications
Publications held by the EUI Library and transfered as part of the fonds
Notes and Remarks

Photocopying/digital copying of some files are prohibited due to the physical state of some of the documents. In these cases, the files are clearly marked "NO PHOTOCOPYING".