Organisation for European Economic Cooperation

Documents from [1948] to [1961]
Fonds Creator
Reference Archivist

Mary, Carr


Mainly official documents of the OEEC describing activities of the various OEEC bodies and committees and working parties, including complete series of Minutes and Working Papers of the Council and Executive Committee
A relevant part of the Fonds, arranged in Subject Files concerns the creation of a Free Trade Area.


English, French

Administrative and Biographical History

Created in 1948 to allocate and distribute Marshall Plan aid and to plan for and effect a European Recovery Programme (ERP) for the countries of Western Europe, the OEEC encouraged Member States' to grow in the areas of industry, agriculture, energy and technology and contributed to freeing trade and to the convertibility of European currencies.

Notes and Remarks

Notes for this introduction come from document N. 1597 of the Committee, drawn up 19 May 1960. (OEEC/250).
The complete version of this document is available in the Inventory Room in the Historical Archives of the European Communities.

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Abstract: The European Free Trade Association, EFTA archives which are now available at the HAEU are the official documents of the Association. For the researcher in the study of free trade and European integration this fonds is a must. The material is available in both bound volumes and in file format. The basic unit of description is of the contents of each volume. The volumes represent and mirror the organisational divisions of EFTA itself. The seven founding members of EFTA - were members of the OEE ...
Fonds: EFTA
Description Level: Fonds
Dates: 1959 to 1995
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