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The John Pinder Papers now available for consultation

Posted on 05 February 2020
The inventory to the John Pinder papers, which were deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence in 2018, is now available online. Pinder was a leading academic, economist and federalist and contributed by his writings to the United Kingdom’s accession to the EEC. This collection will be of interest to those who seek greater information on British federalism and the role that individuals like Pinder and associations like the Union of European Federalists (UEF) played in the economic integration of Europe from 1945 onwards. The collection comprises 450 files in total and consists of academic articles and book excerpts, conference papers and reports, notes and correspondence with a wide range of people involved in the process towards European unity.

Prof. John Pinder published many books on European unity and federalism during his lifetime. He also held many influential roles, including Head of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Director of Political and Economic Planning (PEP) and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI), Chair of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Chair of Federal Trust, professor at the College of Europe and President of the Union of European Federalists.

John Pinder was the founder of the James Madison Charitable Trust, which supports and promotes studies of federal government and it was the Trust that deposited this collection in Florence.

Consult the inventory here.