The Uwe Kitzinger files are of paramount interest for those who are studying Britain's relationship with the EEC during the period of negotiations between Great Britain and the Six on accession and the later dilemma of deciding whether to remain in the Community. Kitzinger's time working as advisor in the Cabinet of Sir Christopher Soames in the François-Xavier Ortoli Commission is also well documented in his fonds.
Kitzinger was a man with a huge range of interests and was attached to a variety of international organisations and associations such as the European Movement, the Council of Europe and the Committee on Atlantic Studies. Since his background was academic, there are a lot of documents concerning his time in Nuffield College as well as his times abroad as visiting professor.
There are files also dealing with Kitzinger's writings and his work as publisher of the JCMS.
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.