The Resource Pierre Debest : [Fonds]

Pierre Debest : [Fonds]

Label
Pierre Debest : [Fonds], 1960-2000
Title
Pierre Debest
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1960-2000
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • ger
  • ita
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
The documents reflect the activities of the European Federalist Movement (MFE) in Poitou-Charentes from the 60's to the 90's. Even though there is little information on the political outcome of this regional section, the documents contribute in a meaningful way to depict the general features of federalist action in France. Of particular note is the correspondence between Pierre Debest and Jean-Pierre Gouzy, Head of the National Secretariat. The records also complete the puzzle regarding the organization of the MFE at regional level (for the region Rhône-Alpes see the archives of Albert-Marie Gordiani at the Historical Archives of the EU)
Biographical or historical data
In 1962, Pierre Debest whilst continuing his professional career as a tax inspector, became a promoter of the Central West Regional Section of the European Federalist Movement (MFE). Since the late 1940s, this international organisation campaigned for the establishment of a European federation. However, financial difficulties and the effects of a greatly reduced number of activists at a local level, in line with the characteristics of the MFE's regional activities in France, led the members of the Central West Section in 1966 to concentrate their efforts on the Poitou-Charentes region. This region included the Deux-Sèvres, the Charente, the Charente-Maritime and the Vienne. It was in the chief city of Vienne, in Poitiers, that Pierre Debest lived and the Movement had its headquarters. While Pierre Debest played a remarkable role, the results the Central West Regional Section achieved were not commensurate with his efforts. For example Poitou-Charente had 43 activists in 1977 and was considered one of the most dynamic of the regional sections in France. Pierre Desbest retired from the MFE in 1994.
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Debest, Pierre
Language note
Fonds in French, English, German, and Italian. Inventory in French
Location of other archival material
Documentation annexed to the fonds includes: microfilmed version of federalist reviews from 1961 to 2000, a collection of letters and papers by Pierre Debest on the federalist perspective for the construction of Europe.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gouzy, Jean-Pierre
  • Mouvement féderaliste européen
  • Regionalism
  • European federation
  • Federal government
  • Decentralization in government
Label
Pierre Debest : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/181725?item=PDE
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 Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17094781
Extent
1,20 linear meters.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
System control number
(OCoLC)851517032
Terms governing use
The microfilmed documents are the exclusive property of the Historical Archives of the European Union. All the rights regarding the use and reproduction of these documents are strictly reserved.
Label
Pierre Debest : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/181725?item=PDE
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 Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17094781
Extent
1,20 linear meters.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
System control number
(OCoLC)851517032
Terms governing use
The microfilmed documents are the exclusive property of the Historical Archives of the European Union. All the rights regarding the use and reproduction of these documents are strictly reserved.

Library Locations

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