Helen Wallace

Documents from [1961] to [2004]

Identity Statement

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HAEU Reference Code
Extent and Medium

109 dossiers

Reference Archivists

Meyer, Ruth Ingeborg


Custodial History

The HW fonds was deposited at the HAEU in 2006 by Helen Wallace on leaving her position as director of the European University Institute's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).

Content and Structure


The HW fonds contains various kind of documents collated by Helen Wallace which cover mainly the eighties and nineties. These documents consist of documentation material, academic papers in various stages of their production, texts of conferences and speeches, press cuttings, reports, memoranda and some correspondence and handwritten notes. A little part of documents relates to the elaboration and production of research texts in the narrow sense.
The material has been created by multiple provenances since the criteria of selection was to serve HW in her inter-disciplinary academic research and teaching activities as well as in her important function as expert and adviser to policy makers. Thus, the collection presents as a thematically orientated one, which reflects HW's research interest in contemporary European Integration history and more, specifically the decision-making processes, the present states of politics, structures and possible future developments of Europe. Standing topics are 'Great Britain and the European Communities' (European Union), the European Treaties and Constitution, the institutional structure and functioning of European Communities (Union). Dominant provenances are European academic institutions and research centers, the European institutions, press reports and member States' Governments, political parties and interest groups.
Ruth Ingeborg Meyer, 2007.

System of Arrangement

The arrangement and description of the collection takes into account the multiple provenances and is built along a thematic structure. The original file arrangement has been maintained where possible; thematic files were created when needed in order to facilitate consultation, whereas in some cases the provenance principle seemed more appropriate. Documents of public domain have been kept in their context, but are not cited in the inventory. The documentation material has been arranged in separate boxes and described in sub-fonds 05.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation. The documents produced by the European commission are open 30 year after their production.
Possible copyright restrictions are to respected.

Reproduction Conditions

Reproduction is authorized according to the rules in force for private deposits at the HAEU.


English, French, German

Physical Characteristics

Generally in very good condition.

Allied Materials

Relations Area

Related Entries
Fonds: EUI
Description Level: Sub-Fonds
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