Think tanks and campaign groups
Ideas of a federated Europe began to escalate around the time of the Second World War with the establishment of organisations exploring what a post-war Europe should look like. These include:
Referendums were held in 1975 and 2016 on Britain’s continued membership of the European Economic Community (EEC)/European Union (EU). We hold a variety of campaigning literature from both sides of the referendum debates:
Since the Library was founded we have collected the papers of various key political figures and those influencing the public debate:
How to search
This is just a snapshot of the material we hold that covers this subject. You can find these items and many more by using the following search tools:
How to access
Most of the material highlighted here is part of our special collections, which are open to all but must be consulted in our reading room. Find out how to book your place and order material on our access archives and special collections page.
If you need specific help with any of the collections mentioned here get in touch with our Curator for Politics and International Relations, Daniel Payne.