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The private archives of Pierre Uri are now available online

Posted on 29 September 2015

The private papers of French economist Pierre Uri (1911-1992) have been digitised and are now available for consultation on the website of the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) along with the archival inventory. The collection is composed of 291 files and was deposited by the family of Pierre Uri after his death in 1992.

Pierre Uri has been a close collaborator of Jean Monnet since 1947, first at the « Commissariat général du Plan » and then in the preparation of the Schuman Plan and the negotiations on the Paris Treaty of 18 April 1951 establishing the European Coal and Steel Community. With the installation of the High Authority in Luxemburg in August 1952, Pierre Uri left Paris to become Director of the Division on General Economics Division. As such, he played a major role in the drafting of the Spaak Report and the negotiations of the Roman Treaties of 1957.

After leaving the European institutions in 1958, Pierre Uri spent two years working for an investment bank. Then, from 1962 to 1977, he would become advisor for the Studies of the Atlantic Institute. He increased his activity and continued working internationally as an economics expert and as the author of various reports for the United Nations on common market projects for Latin America and Asia. As for his European engagement, he became involved in Jean Monnet’s Action Comittee for the United States of Europe.

The files comprised in Pierre Uri’s private papers consist of memoranda, notes, reports and correspondence which illustrate the different phases of his European career of for the Schuman Plan and as member of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community. The documents also cover Pierre Uri’s international and European advisory role for the UN, the European Movement and the Action Committee for the United States of Europe. Many records relate as well to the economist’s significant contribution to French politics.

The complete digitisation of the Pierre Uri archival fonds is part of the Historical Archives’ strategy of digitizing its key collections as means of improving preservation conditions for the original papers and to enhance access to research via the Internet.

The documents present in the fonds are in French, English and German.

Direct Access: Pierre Uri fonds

Related fonds: European Coal and Steel Community CECA

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