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European Union collection (20th C.)

Cardiff University is a depository library for a wide range of selected EU publications. The European Union Collection includes historical documentation issued by the institutions of the European Union, such as the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, and other official European Union bodies. The collection includes documents from the 1950s up to the early 2000s era. In addition, it includes EU-related material from other sources.

The EU Collection is stored at SCOLAR@Newport Road (30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 0DE). Resources are available between 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday, by prior appointment only. Please contact Acquisitions on 029 2087 4460 to make an appointment to view the resources at SCOLAR@Newport Road.

Date range: 20th century.

Significance: Significant in the United Kingdom.

Strengths: Official EU publications.

Size: c. 30,000 documents/volumes.

Language: English.

Keywords: Europe, Common Market, European Economic Community, European Communities, European Union, EU, European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, politics.

Notes: A related set of major current EU resources is held in the University’s European Documentation Centre (EDC), from which the current information European Sources Online (ESO) database is produced. Also held is a similar collection for UN official publications, of similar size and scope.