Helen Wallace

Documents from [1961] to [2004]
Fonds Creator
Access Conditions

Open for consultation. Reproduction according to rules in force for private deposits at the Historical Archives of the EU.

For confidentiality purposes, the reproduction of documents produced by European Institutions is strictly forbidden.

Reference Archivist

Ruth, Meyer


The collection HW was deposited in 2006 by Helen Wallace on leaving her position as director of the European University Institute's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). It comprises 110 dossiers containing documents collated by HW which cover mainly the past eighties and nineteen's. The collection is composed of various kinds of documents such as 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 centres, the European institutions, press reports and member States' Governments, political parties and interest groups.


English, French, German

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. The rules for consultation are the same as those in vigour for the consultation of archival documents in the HAEU. Ruth Ingeborg Meyer-Belardini, 2007.

Physical Characteristics

Generally in very good condition.

Finding Aids

Detailled English inventory by Ruth Ingeborg Meyer-Belardini in printed and on-line version.

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