The European Union Delegation Collection

The European Union Delegation Collection is a virtually complete collection of all official publications and documents produced by the European Economic Community/ European Community/ European Union from the early 1950s to 2004, the only of its kind outside of Europe.

The EU Delegation Collection was donated to the University Library System (ULS), University of Pittsburgh, by the Delegation of the European Commission to the US, Washington, DC. The most complete EU depository library in North America has always been at the Delegation library as it received a complete collection of public European Union official documents and publications from 1952 to 2007, including many items not received by the 56 other depository libraries in the US.  A free and public Finding Aid, which is organized by subject, is now available for scholars as a reference.
 

Nature of the Collection

This collection includes over 16,000,000 pages, and is comprised of three main physical segments:

  • the “main” collection with a paper copy of most official publications;
  • microfiche collections of several series, some of which duplicate paper documents;
  • “research files”: these are folders of EU documents, such as COM and SEC documents, European Parliament reports, Council of Ministers and European Commission press releases, individual pieces of legislation, speeches by officials, etc. filed according to subject. The files also include clippings from non-EU publications like Agence Europe, European Reports, and European and U.S. newspapers. As a result of these files, patrons have access to nearly complete collections of these documents running from when the Community began publishing them until the late 1990s.

Some important points about this collection:

  • nearly all documents in the collection published since 1973 are in English; many earlier documents are in French, with a few in other languages.

For more information about the EU Delegation Collection or the documents found in the Collection, please see EUSA Review, volume 21, No. 1, Winter 2008, here.  To use the EU Delegation Collection, please contact Phil Wilkin.

 

Video Listing Virtual Briefings

Virtual Briefing: EuroForum on City Networks and the Pittsburgh-Glasgow Project
Faced with a number of complex challenges on a global scale, Pittsburgh city officials have cultivated networks of cities around the world to exchange best practices and experiences in the pursuit of policy-making that works. Thanks to the support of a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant from the European Union, the ESC highlights one such partnership in Europe and explores the ways that European and American cities work together to address today's "wicked problems."
Transatlantic Relationship After the First 100 Days
The referendum on Brexit and the new foreign policy priorities of American President Donald Trump hold the potential for significantly altering EU-US relations over the next few years. Broadcast from Florida International University in partnership with the Miami Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.
Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the First 100 Days
The Jean Monnet European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University joined together with the European Union Studies association to assemble a panel of experts to explore the state of transatlantic relations after the first one hundred days of the Trump Presidency.
Virtual Briefing: Brexit Update
On June 23rd, voters in the UK went to the polls and voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The political and economic repercussions were immediate. When will the dust settle? And what will Europe - and the UK - look like when it does?
Brexit Update
On June 23rd, voters in the UK went to the polls and voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The political and economic repercussions were immediate. When will the dust settle? And what will Europe - and the UK - look like when it does?
EU-US Privacy Shield Update
“Safe Harbor” is gone, replaced by a new US-EU Privacy Shield agreement. What does this means for US businesses and protection of personal data?
Virtual Briefing: EU-US Privacy Shield Update
“Safe Harbor” is gone, replaced by a new US-EU Privacy Shield agreement. What does this means for US businesses and protection of personal data?