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The papers of Albert Coppé can now be consulted online

Posted on 28 July 2015

The 6 linear metres which comprise the private papers of Albert Leon Coppé held at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) have been digitalised and have been published on its website next to the file description. The collection is composed of 163 files and was deposited in 2009 by Mrs. Brigitte Kroner-Coppé, who has agreed to make the fonds available online.

The files illustrate the activities of Albert Leon Coppé as member of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community and the Commission of the European Communities, as well as private documents. The fonds consists mainly of manuscripts produced by Coppé as part of his activities in several associations and militant movements. The collection also includes his writings both for publication in the Belgian press and for his academic duties as professor at the University of Leuven. The main body of the private documents is composed of, among other things, correspondence from the period 1920-1930 and a complete collection of his personal diaries and also those related to his academic activities. The fonds also includes an extensive photographic collection dating back to the years in which Coppé was member of the High Authority and European Commissioner, and two interviews recorded on optical digital video disk (code ALC 155).

The complete scanning of the Belgian politician’s documents is part of the HAEU’s general strategy of digitisation of the key collections to facilitate research via internet.

The documents are in Dutch, English and French.

Direct Access: Albert Coppé fonds