Graham Watson

Documents from [1975] to [2016]

Identity Statement

Created By
HAEU Reference Code
Extent and Medium

42 boxes; 106 dossiers

Physical Medium


Fonds Inventory
Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary


Custodial History

Sir Graham Watson deposited the originals of his archives for the years 1977-2014 at the HAEU in the spring of 2016, under the terms of a deposit contract signed between the depositor and the HAEU, represented by the Director Dieter Schlenker.

Content and Structure


This fonds reflects Graham Watson's lengthy career in both British and European politics. It includes election materials, official statements, papers, correspondence, and administrative documents relating to the multiple aspects of Watson's political career. It covers Watson's work as an MEP from 1994-2014 in the South West England and Gibraltar constituency, the numerous election campaigns he was involved in throughout his career, conferences and meetings in which he took an active role in and, a number of publications in which Watson either authored himself or contributed to. The fonds provides an invaluable insight into the Liberal movement in both a British, European and wider international arena, as well as Watson's contributions within that context.

System of Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.
The Historical Archives worked closely with our European Parliament colleagues in the Luxembourg Archives since other Watson papers have been deposited there.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation.
It however contains some personal and confidential data closed to the public.

Reproduction Conditions

Academic utilisation and partial reproduction (in the form of photocopies or digitalized photographs only) of the documents is authorized in accordance with the provisions in force at the HAEU.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Type of Archival Materials


Physical Characteristics

Good condition

Allied Materials


Notes and Remarks

ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
BYC: British Youth Council.
CP: Climate Parliament.
EFLRY: European Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth.
ELDR: European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party.
IFLRY: International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth.
LYMEC: Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Community.
SDP: Social Democratic Party.
SLP: Scottish Labour Party.
SYL: Scottish Young Liberals.
Succeeded by: Liberal Youth Scotland.
CALD: Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats.
LI: Liberal International.

Archivist Notes

The inventory has been prepared in 2016 by Liam Ó discín.

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