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The Richard Griffiths papers now available for consultation

Posted on 01 August 2019

The inventory to the Richard Griffiths papers, deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence in 2018, is now available online. The documents will be of interest to those who are looking for information on post-War international relations and progress towards economic integration in Europe from 1945 onwards. The collection comprises 215 files in total.

 Copies of original documents relating to the many aspects of integration with a focus on finance and economy, can be found in the files. Many of these files cannot be found elsewhere due to the subsequent destruction of some originals.

 Moreover, at the Law department of Leuven in 2004, Griffiths received some files, which were due to be disposed of. Among these were the original Dutch documents on the European Political Community, Euratom, the European Economic Community and the Interim Committee. Those records have also been incorporated into his collection, giving great historical value to the whole archive as a primary source.

 Richard Griffiths is an economist and political scientist. He was born on 7th April 1948 in Isleworth (Middlesex, UK). He studied economic history and Russian studies and graduated from University College Swansea (Wales, UK) in 1970. He obtained his Ph. D. in 1977 from Cambridge University.

 Professor Griffiths worked as a scholar at University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology (1973–1979), Free University in Amsterdam (1980–1987), European University Institute (1987–1995) and Leiden University (1995- to now).

 Access the inventory of the Richard Griffiths Collection here.