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The Resource Albert Léon Coppé : [Fonds]

Albert Léon Coppé : [Fonds]

Label
Albert Léon Coppé : [Fonds], 1944-2005
Title
Albert Léon Coppé
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1944-2005
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • dut
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
The fonds consists mainly of documents created or held by Albert Coppé during or after his time as member of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community and as European Commissioner, as well as his private papers. The first group of documents includes articles published in the Belgian press as well as his academic writings as professor at the Catholic University of Louvain. The second group of documents, the most extensive, is composed of manuscripts produced during his numerous activities as a member and activist of associations and movements. The personal papers include his correpondence for the decade 1920-1930 and a complete set of personal as well as of academic notebooks. The fonds also includes a fine collection of photographs dating from his years as member of the High Authority and as European Commissioner, and two interviews in DVD form (dossier ALC 155)
Biographical or historical data
Albert Léon Coppé was born to a well-known merchant family in Bruges. He spent his childhood in Belgium and the Netherlands, where he studied commerce and finance as well political and social sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain where he became Professor in 1940. After having participated during the war in the creation of the Belgian political party "Christelijke Volkspartij"(CVP), he collaborated from 1944 in various government ministries . During this time, he began publishing articles in various Belgian newspapers. He participated in the Treaty of Paris negotiations and was nominated Vice President of the High Authority on the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952. After the fusion of the Executives, he became member of the Commission of the European Communities until 1973, holding the record at the time for longest standing member of the European institutions. From 1974 he worked at the "Générale de Banque" where he held the position of President of its Council of administration. He taught Economic sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain and was member of various pro-European and social movements and associations, such as the Belgian European Movement, the Union of European Federalists, the "Association pour le volontariat en Europe" and the "Ligue Cardiologique belge". He was honoured by various countries with the "Grand-croix de l'ordre de Léopold II", "Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" and "Ordine al Merito della Republica Italiana"
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
Language note
Fonds in Dutch, French, and English. Inventory in French
Label
Albert Léon Coppé : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/2056?item=ALC
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Ruth Ingeborg Meyer-Belardini
Control code
FIEb17091330
Data quality
Some documents are in poor or fragile condition.
Extent
6 linear meters, 162 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds of Albert Coppé has been deposited by Mme Brigitte Kroner-Coppé to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract signed in February 2009.
Organization method
The fonds is arranged according to formal, thematic and chronological criteria. The item level description is based on the detailed list prepared by Mme B. Kroner-Coppé (dossier ALC 100)
System control number
  • FIEb16763130
  • (OCoLC)881359393
Terms governing use
  • Photocopying is limited to 500 copies a year per researcher. Copying of particularly fragile documents is not allowed.
  • Photographs may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Label
Albert Léon Coppé : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/2056?item=ALC
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Ruth Ingeborg Meyer-Belardini
Control code
FIEb17091330
Data quality
Some documents are in poor or fragile condition.
Extent
6 linear meters, 162 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds of Albert Coppé has been deposited by Mme Brigitte Kroner-Coppé to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract signed in February 2009.
Organization method
The fonds is arranged according to formal, thematic and chronological criteria. The item level description is based on the detailed list prepared by Mme B. Kroner-Coppé (dossier ALC 100)
System control number
  • FIEb16763130
  • (OCoLC)881359393
Terms governing use
  • Photocopying is limited to 500 copies a year per researcher. Copying of particularly fragile documents is not allowed.
  • Photographs may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Library Locations

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