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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Politics (20th cent)


Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

  • Roy Shaw, leader of Camden Borough Council: papers 1981-2004

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • South Buckinghamshire Conservative Association, Denham branch: minutes and papers 1945-74 (D-X 1830)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • Kathleen Surfleet, Conservative councillor: scrapbook rel to political life in Doncaster, letters incl corresp with Anthony Barber MP, and election literature 1951-1979 (DZ MD 795)
  • Rosalie Winterton MP: additional constituency corresp 2003 (DD RW)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Stourbridge Conservative Club: minute books 1933-1985 (D22)

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Nigel John Spearing, Labour MP: political papers 1970-72

East Sussex Record Office

  • William Joynson-Hicks, Viscount Brentford, statesman: papers c1882-1932 (9851)

Essex Record Office

  • Braintree Constituency Labour Party: minutes and papers 1976-2005 (D/Z 207 addl.)
  • Brentwood and Ongar Constituency Labour Party: further minutes and papers 1974-2006 (D/Z 64 addl.)
  • Essex County Labour Party: further minutes and papers 1990-2005 (D/Z 123 addl.)
  • South Chelmsford Constituency Labour Party: corresp 1982-1989 (D/Z 523)
  • Witham and District Branch Labour Party: minutes and papers 1982-2005 (D/Z 515)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Harry McShane, socialist: corresp and papers incl cuttings and printed materials (transfer from Mitchell Library) 20th cent (TD1690)
  • WD Kerr collection: minutes, reports, accounts, photographs, etc rel to the Independent Labour Party (transfer from Mitchell Library) 1847-1962 (TD1693)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Derek Mirfin, local politician, of Overton: collected papers rel to local government and politics incl material on candidate selection, Liberal Democrat group papers, Parochial Church Council records c1970-2006 (68A07)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • High Wych and Sawbridgeworth Conservative Association: minutes 1938-1956 (Acc 4406)

Lambeth Archives Department

  • Nick Cattermole, Labour councillor: papers 1991-2006 (2007/1)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Bacup Liberal Club: treasurers book incl names of members 1917-1947 (DDX 2608/ACC10171)
  • Darwen Market Street Liberal Club: minutes 1886-1938 (DDX 2646/ACC10248)
  • Darwen Division Liberal Association: minutes and accounts incl records rel to various wards 1887-1949 (DDX 2646/ACC10248)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Loughborough Constituency Labour Party: Hastings Ward records 1964-1997 (DE7222)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Samuel Bloor, Conservative councillor: corresp, election materials, photographs of British troops during First World War and duplicate land tax records 1878-1956 (MISC/1090)
  • Bernard Sydney Langton, Labour councillor and Lord Mayor of Manchester: papers rel to Race Relations Board, Watch Committee, Lord Mayor's Office etc c1960-1979 (M784)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Communist Party of Great Britain, Merseyside branch: corresp rel to planning matters 1967-1970 (2007/2)

Norfolk Record Office

  • North Norfolk Constituency Labour Party: further records 1934-2007 (SO 255)
  • Norwich Eaton Ward Conservative Association: financial papers 1948-2000 (ACC 2007/286)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • North Yorkshire Labour Party: minutes of the executive committee and the temporary coordinating committee 1971-1978 (Z.1239)

Northumberland Collections Service

  • Gordon Johnston Adam, MEP: additional records 1964-2000 (NRO 04852)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • John McEwen, forester and land reformer: additional corresp with Gordon Brown, then Rector of Edinburgh University, rel to The Red Book on Scotland 1974-75 (ACC07/29)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • United Kingdom Independence Party: local and national corresp and papers 1994-2007 (Acc 3242)

Sheffield Archives

  • Sir John Holbrook Osborn, politician: additional papers 2006 (MP3)
  • High Green Labour Party: minutes and accounts 1950-1959 (X110)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Conservative Association, Merrow branch: minutes and published material c1987-2007 (1801)
  • Woking Local Labour Party: accounts 1959-2003 (8174)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Stuart Rayment, Liberal Democratic councillor: further personal papers c1980-99 (TH/9195)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Len Edmondson, trade unionist and Labour Party activist: personal and political papers c1940-2006 (DF.ED)
  • Olive Kaer, councillor and business woman: personal papers c1945-2007 (DF.KAE)
  • T Dan Smith, local government leader: corresp with Henry Parris rel to acquittal (Wandsworth corruption charge) 1971 (DX1278)
  • Sue Ward, Labour Party candidate, Newcastle North: corresp and papers; minutes, reports, corresp rel to Tyneside Child Poverty Action Group c1971-79 (CH.TCP, DF.WA)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Walsall Conservative and Unionist Association: minutes, membership records and misc papers 19th-20th cent (1365)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • John Colin Siddons, physicist and communist: records 1960s-1988 (WYB336)
  • Scrapbook rel to Bradford parliamentary elections 1910-1918 (WYB316)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Chippenham Liberal Democratic Association: misc papers 1932-1983 (3633)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Mid-Worcestershire Conservative Association and Worcester Conservative Association: minutes, accounts and other records 1957-2000 (BA14489)


Jersey Archive

  • Norman Le Brocq, politician: political corresp and papers 1950-1959 (JA/1231)

National Library of Ireland

  • Thomas James Clarke, Fenian organiser: corresp and papers incl corresp with his wife, Kathleen 1840-1925 (Acc 6410)
  • William Gogan, Irish republican: Mountjoy prison diary and family corresp 1919-24 (MS 41,633-41,639)
  • Liam Mellowes, Irish MP: small collection of corresp 1921-22 (Acc 6668)
  • Andrew Reginald Nicholas Gerald Bonaparte-Wyse, civil servant: diaries written while he was permanent secretary of the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (Acc 6383)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Joseph Grimond, Baron Grimond, politician: corresp with Sir Alan Peacock c1960-93 (Acc.12820)
  • James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, MP: additional papers 1995-2006 (Acc.12793)
  • Robert Blair Wilkie, politician and writer: papers c1930-59 (Acc.12765)
  • Scotland-UN: records 1979-2003 (Acc.12735)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, statesman: diary 1885 (William George Papers)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Basil St George Drennan, parliamentary clerk: corresp and papers c 1920-1960 (DRE)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • John Warden Brooke, 2nd Viscount Brookeborough, Ulster Unionist politician: personal and political papers 1966-81 (D3004)
  • Belfast Municipal Labour Party: minute book 1958-1971 (D4406)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Lionel Yexley, editor of the Fleet: papers incl corresp and scrapbooks, rel primarily to campaign for naval reform c1907-32 (2007.49)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Robert Barltrop, historian and author: records rel to the Socialist Party of Great Britain 1904-1991 (BARLTROP)
  • Michael Cecil John Barnes, Labour MP: records rel to visits to Bangladesh, involvement with UK Bangladeshi community and work for UK Immigrant Advisory Services 1971-1989 (BARNES)
  • Noreen Branson, political activist and historian: records incl corresp with Clive Branson, handwritten notes and typescript Communist Party of Great Britain papers 1941-1967 (BRANSON)
  • Paul Derrick, co-operator and Christian socialist: records incl papers, corresp and typescripts rel to Robert Owen Bicentenary Association 1947-1987 (DERRICK)
  • Caroline Selena Ganley, co-operative movement activist and politician: typescript autobiography and papers incl corresp 1916-1966 (GANLEY)
  • Jacob Gaster, lawyer, civil rights campaigner and communist: records incl papers, press cuttings and notes rel to social issues in London and Gaster's service on the London County Council, press cuttings and reel to reel tapes 1946-2007 (GASTER)
  • Reg Glover, engineer and socialist: typescript autobiography and corresp and MSS rel to engineering 1962-1973 (GLOVER)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Brian Pearce, historian and translator: further papers, mainly rel to the Soviet Union and Communism 20th cent (Acc nos 275, 283)
  • Richard Rose, Director, Centre for the Study of Public Policy, Aberdeen: papers, mainly political studies of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland c1945-90 (246)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Roger Rawlinson, peace activist and photographer: papers c1955-2000 (CWL RAW)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Bristol Independent Labour Party: minute book 1924-1935 (DM 2102)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Cambridge University Conservative Association: further records (MS Add. 8297)
  • Cambridge University Liberal Club: further records (MS Add. 7785 (additional))
  • Family papers of the Macdonald sisters, who married Sir Edward Poynter, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Alfred Baldwin (father of Stanley Baldwin) and John Lockwood Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling) c1837-1925 (MS Add. 9774)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Albert Victor Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough, politician: further corresp and papers c1922-69 (AVAR)
  • Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, prime minister and historian: additional corresp with his doctor Sir Crisp English 1923-46, with medical papers rel to the removal of his appendix 1922 1922-46 (WCHL 6/64)
  • Tam Dalyell, politician: political corresp and papers c1956-2007 (TADA)
  • Ruth Sasha Young, wife of Lord Young of Dartington: additional letters to MJ Walker 1972-80 (Misc 85)
  • Sir Bernard Ingham, civil servant: papers rel to his work as a government press officer 1967-94 (INGH)
  • Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, civil servant: further photographs and papers 1929-96 (GLAD)
  • Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles, Private Secretary to George VI: additional corresp, scrapbook and photographs c1912-1959 (LASL)
  • Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, businessman and politician: additional family corresp, photographs and related papers, incl some of his parents Alfred and Edith 1900-82 (CHAN)
  • Sir John William Frederic Nott, politician: further papers c1960-2007 (NOTT)
  • Benjamin Terence Price, scientist: political and economic papers c1975-82 (PRCE)
  • George Robert Urban, author and broadcaster: papers rel to his work as an adviser of Margaret Thatcher on foreign policy 1978-96 (URBN)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Dundee City Labour Party: minute book, wards 2 and 9 1973-1983 (2007/255)
  • Scottish National Party: Broughty Ferry branch: records incl minute book 1980-2000 (2007/276)
  • Tayside North Conservative and Unionist Association: minutes and papers 1894-1998 (2007/237)

Hull University Archives

  • Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack MP: additional constituency and subject files c1990 - 2007 (DPK)
  • John Leslie Prescott MP: additional constituency corresp and subject files c 1990 - 2007 (DMR)
  • British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection: additional papers incl minutes and reports 1977-2006 (DBV)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • John Diamond, Baron Diamond, accountant and politician: political papers, incl records rel to the Campaign for Democratic Socialism 1961-1965 (COLL MISC 1149)
  • Nicholas Kent, Conservative politican: additional papers 1990s (KENT)
  • Harold Joseph Laski, political scientist: MS of 'Faith, reason and civilisation: an essay in historical analysis' c1944 (COLL MISC 1183)
  • David Lawrence Lipsey, Baron Lipsey, journalist and politican: papers rel to the proposed abolition of the Horserace Totalisator Board 1999-2006 (LIPSEY)
  • Peter Tatchell, gay activist politician: additional papers 2000-2006 (HCA/TATCHELL)
  • Campaign for Homosexual Equality: additional records c1975-1990 (HCA/CHE)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: additional records 2001-2005 (CND)
  • European Nuclear Disarmament: papers incl Coordinating Committee records, campaign documents and publicity 1980-1993 (END)
  • Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice: additional records 1979-1993 (LCCJ)
  • Liberal Democrats: additional records 1990s-2007 (LIBERAL DEMOCRATS)
  • Liberal Party: additional papers of the Liberal Party from their re-launch onwards 1988-2006 (LIBERAL PARTY 1989)
  • Tory Reform Group: additional records 1976-2006 (TRG)
  • Young Liberals: conference papers, corresp and publicity rel to a number of youth organizations, including the National League of Young Liberals and the Union of Liberal Students c1970-1994 (YOUNG LIBERALS)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Charles Lahr, political activist and publisher: corresp and family papers 1897-1970 (MS985)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Thomas Litterick, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak: corresp, parliamentary papers and publications 20th cent (585)
  • Socialist Party of Great Britain: papers of the Socialist Party and its predecessors incl papers of MPs Terry Fields and Pat Wall, and papers rel to Militant's campaigns in Liverpool and Poll Tax campaign 1950-2000 (601)
  • Socialist Workers Party (formerly International Socialism Group): corresp, minutes and newsletters 20th cent (588)