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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Politics


Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Alfred Frederick Joseph Chorley (fl 1931-1959), charter mayor: papers and photographs and other records 1931-1959 (ACQ2015/024)
  • Benjamin Lack (fl 1908-1938), Honorable Secretary of Barking Labour Party: papers and photographs rel to Barking Labour Party 1908-1938 (ACQ2015/004)

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Mid Bedfordshire Conservative Association: scrapbooks rel to 1935 and 1945 general elections 1935-1945 (Z1599)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Lynette Edwell (fl 1980-2015), peace protester: scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, corresp, diaries, stickers, posters and material produced at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp 1980-2015 (D/EX2519)
  • Newbury By-pass protestors group: campaign papers, legal records, corresp, enquiry papers, reports, plans and photographs c1980-2006 (D/EX2473, D/EX2476)

Bristol Record Office

  • Gillian Beedell (1924-1997), councillor: corresp, reports, newsletters 1965-1979 (45572)
  • Dawn Primarolo (b 1954), Baroness Primarolo, Labour MP: Labour party leaflets and minutes, newsletters c1980-2015 (45568)
  • Anti-Apartheid Movement, Bristol: poster collection of Simon Cormack, photographs and ephemera c1980-1999 (41242)
  • Bristol Visual Environment Group, campaign group for threatened buildings: corresp, accounts, reports 1970s-2010 (45307/unlisted)
  • Our Common Future, North South Forum: manifesto, minutes, circulars 1997-2006 (45648)

Bromley Historic Collections

  • Bromley Conservative Club: records incl minutes and club history 1881-1887 (Accession 2015/008)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Richard Davies (fl 1939-1954), councillor, of Chester: papers incl rel to budgets, local elections, speeches and printed materials 1939-1954 (D 8689)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • John Gibson (fl 1833-1860), postmaster: autograph albums containing signatures of MPs, poets and others, travel diary, corresp and photographs c1828-1860 (DH/200)
  • British Rail and predecessors: duplicate line plans of branch lines closed under the Beeching Report and bound plans of London Midland Region 1881-1959 (TBR)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Constituency Labour Party: minutes, accounts, election papers, photographs, corresp and MPs' papers c1950-2009 (DSO 353)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservative and Unionist Association: additional records incl of Executive Committee, Women's branch and area councils for the Lakes and the South 1926-1957 (WDSO 311)
  • Westmorland Conservative and Unionist Association, Appleby branch: records incl minutes and accounts 1939-2002 (WDSO 399)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Brackenfield and Wessington Women's Unionist Association: minute book 1926-1939 (D7905)

Dorset History Centre

  • Poole Labour Party: additional corresp and papers 1920-1999 (D-PLP)

Durham County Record Office

  • North East Labour History Society: oral history recordings and transcripts rel to Popular Politics Project 2012 (D/NELH)
  • North East Liberal Democrats: records c1970-2009 (D/X 2023)

East Sussex Record Office

  • David Harris (1931-2014), Labour Party activist: papers c1960-2010 (ACC 12302)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • Sir Hugh Nigel Edward Bayley (b 1952), Labour politician: press files 1992-2015 (2015/057)

Glamorgan Archives

  • John James (fl 1973-1977), branch treasurer, Pontypridd Plaid Cymru: financial records, campaign literature, canvassing papers 1973-1977 (D1213)
  • Barry Constituency Labour Party: minutes, corresp, notes on leading members 1977-1983 (D1212)
  • Canton Branch Labour Party: records 1983-2004 (DLPCW)

Gwent Archives

  • Newport Labour Party: records rel to elections c1920-1980 (D6121)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Plaid Cymru, Merionnydd/Dwyfor area: constituency papers 20th cent (Z/DDM)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • George Samuel Knatchbull Young (b 1941), Baron Young of Cookham: scrapbooks rel to his political career 1996-2015 (111A15)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Letchworth Urban District Council Labour Group: minute books 1906-1974 (Acc 5718)

Highland Archives

  • Lindsay family of Thurso: papers incl letters (1908-19) from Angus Sutherland MP, to Andrew Lindsay, County Convener of Sutherland, receipts and invoices of Lindsay & Co, ironmongers , Golspie and Thurso c1820-1970 (D1478)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Ernest Dodd (fl 1952), secretary to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool: reminisences on local government 1952 (920 DOD)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Cecil Franks (1935-2014), solicitor and politician: corresp, photographs and ephemera 1945-2014 (GB127.M840)
  • Hugh Lee (fl 1945-1946), Lord Mayor of Manchester: corresp, diaries, photographs 1940s-1989 (GB127.M839)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Walpole family, Barons Walpole of Wolterton, formerly Earls of Orford (second creation): personal and estate papers incl accounts, corresp, legal papers, maps and plans; business records for Saracen's Garage, the Saracen's Head and Walpole's (Wolterton) Ltd; personal papers of Horatio Walpole (1678-1757) and later Walpoles; reports on Wolterton Hall 15th cent - 2010 (Acc 2015/18; Acc 2015/42)
  • Herbert Frazer (1878-1975), Lord Mayor of Norwich: visitors books, photographs and scrapbooks rel to tenure as Sherriff and Lord Mayor of Norwich 1931-1960 (ACC 2015/1)
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England: Norfolk branch: annual reports, newsletters, corresp 20th cent (Acc 2015/19)
  • Dereham Conservative Club: minute books, accounts, architects plans, supporting papers 1930-2010 (Acc 2015/92)
  • Eaton Rise Residents' Association: minutes, meeting notes, corresp, newsletters 1952-2014 (Acc 2015/147)

Northumberland Archives

  • Lamb family of Newcastle upon Tyne: additional papers incl papers of RA Lamb as a Conservative Party parliamentary candidate (1950) c1850-1967 (NRO 02659)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Sutton in Ashfield Conservative Club: corresp rel to Bowls Club [restricted access] 1969-2008 (8722)
  • Women's Liberation and After in Nottingham: oral history transcriptions 2014 (8819)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham East and Saddleworth Constituency Labour Party: records incl minutes, with newspaper cuttings and audio-visual material rel to Phil Woolas MP 1948-2015 (2015/11, 2015/32)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Labour Party: minutes, corresp, accounts, members lists and election papers 1920-2005 (667)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • London Borough of Redbridge: photos of members of Ilford Urban District Council c1900-1920 (301)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Jeremy John Durham Ashdown (b 1941), Baron Ashdown, MP: additional Yeovil constituency papers 1993-2000 (A\BHI)

Stockport Archive Service

  • Andrew Bennett (1974-2005), MP: papers rel to his service as a Labour MP 1974-2005 (D2148)
  • Hannah Wimbolt (fl c1910), suffragette: album of newspaper cuttings rel to suffragette movement 20th cent (D2159)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ipswich Constituency Labour Party: meeting minutes, corresp, leaflets, committee papers, photographs, ephemera 1995-2006 (GK400)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guy Blythman (fl c1980-2015), anti-war protestor: memoirs of political activities 2002-2003, incl membership of Surrey Stop the War Coalition 2015 (9450)
  • Dorking Conservative Association: Mickleham and West Humble division minutes 1953-1987 (9427)
  • Merstham Peace Committee: papers 1946-1982 (9430)
  • Reigate and Banstead Conservative Association: additional records incl minutes 1972-1987 (9427)
  • Surrey Conservative and Unionist Club: minutes 1964-1977 (9427)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Salisbury Conservative Club: records minutes and oral history tapes 1913-2014 (D/D SCS)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sir Michael Marshall (1930-2006), MP: papers rel to political career incl involvement in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, with family, literary and personal papers c1974-1990 (17949)
  • Crawley Labour Party: records 1924-1979 (17980)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Michael Roy Wood (b 1947), MP Batley and Spen: corresp, casebooks and ministerial responses c1997-2015 (WYK1207)
  • Batley and Morley Constituency Labour Party: minute books 1949-1983 (WYK1808)
  • Brighouse and Spenborough Divisional Labour Party: minute book 1948-1952 (WYK1808)
  • Cleckheaton Branch Labour Party: minute books 1977-1986 (WYK1808)
  • Spen Valley Divisional Labour Party: minute books 1918-1948 (WYK1808)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Bryn Junior Unionist and Conservative Association: records incl cash book and minutes c1912-1939 (Acc. 2015/62)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Caroline Frances Jackson (b 1946), MEP: constituent corresp 2002-2009 (2779)
  • Janet Repton (fl 2009-2014), town and district councillor: diaries 2009-2014 (3819)
  • Council for the Protection of Rural England, Wiltshire branch: minutes, annual reports, corresp 1973-2012 (3674)
  • Devizes Constituency Labour Party: notices, agendas, minutes, corresp 2002-2012 (4166)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • George Canning (1770-1827), statesman: political corresp, diaries and papers 1787-1827 (Add MS 89143)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sam Ghibaldan (b 1969), public affairs specialist: political papers 1996-2007 (Acc.13669)
  • Richard Burdon Haldane (1856-1928), Viscount Haldane, Lord Chancellor: misc papers and photographs 1858-1937 (Acc.13595)
  • James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton (b 1942), MP: additional papers and photograph albums 1967-2015 (Acc.13588, Acc.13652, Acc.13665)
  • Beth Junor (b 1958), peace activist and writer: corresp and papers 1986-2005 (Acc.13660)
  • Margo MacDonald (1943-2014), teacher, broadcaster and politician: papers 1955-2014 (Acc.13638)
  • Robert MacGregor Mitchell (1875-1938), MP and judge as Lord MacGregor Mitchell: scrapbooks 1899-1935 (Acc.13603)
  • Social Democratic Party: misc records rel to Edinburgh area 1981-1988 (Acc.13662)
  • Women for Independence North-East Fife: records 2013-14 (Acc.13607)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ian Campbell (b 1936), peace activist and political campaigner: additional donation of papers, incl of Thalia Campbell (Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers)
  • Peter Hain (b 1950), politician: additional papers (Peter Hain papers)
  • David Morris (1930-2007), MEP, peace activist: papers (David Morris MEP Papers)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Palace of Westminster Munitions Unit: scrapbook and files containing photographs, newspaper clippings, forms, production figures and drawings 1940-1957 (WMU)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Edward James Saunderson (1837-1906), Irish politician: corresp and papers 1866-1910 (D4594/UNL/1)
  • James Stewart (1934-2013), General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland: corresp and papers 1955-2004 (D2162/P/2/UNL/2)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Charlie Pottins (1942-2015), socialist and activist: papers, photographs and corresp rel to Jewish Socialist Group and Workers Revolutionary Party 1983-2013 (POTTINS)
  • Elizabeth Ann Young (1923-2014), Lady Kennet, campaigner, poet and writer: personal and research papers on various topics, incl arms control and disarmament 1945-2014 (KENNET)

Black Cultural Archives

  • Nzingha Assata (b 1951), political activist: personal papers incl minutes and papers rel to the Alliance of Afrikan Women 1983-2014 (AC2015/41)
  • British Black Panther Movement: papers incl records rel to splinter campaigns and movements of the African and Caribbean communities 1967-1979 (AC2015/37)
  • Brixton Black Women's Group: manuscript material rel to campaign issues c1973-1986 (AC2015/17)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum/University of Central Lancashire)

  • Gordon McLennan (1924-2011), head of the Communist Party of Great Britain: personal papers (1446)
  • Andrew Miller (b 1949), MP: papers rel to campaign on closure of HH Robertsons factory, Ellesmere Port c1990-2009 (1461)
  • Lewis Minkin (fl 1960-1999), political historian: records and notes rel to his research into the Labour Party c1960-1999 (1457)
  • Renate Simpson (fl c1923-2000), member of the Communist Party of Great Britain: letters received 1923-2001 (1445)
  • Labour Party, Labour Co-Ordinating Committee: papers incl minutes, newsletters and reports c1980-1989 (1455)
  • Primrose Hill Labour Party, London: attendance register 1950-1958 (1444)

Wellcome Library

  • Keep Our NHS Public: minutes, corresp and campaign materials 2005-2014 (SAKNP)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Rachel Tepper (1915-2007), doctor, Communist and activist: scrapbook of cartoons from "Daily Worker" newspaper relating to her fear of the international situation at the time 1930s (ACC235)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Wood family of Hickleton Hall, Earls of Halifax: photograph album, diary extract, corresp and memoirs rel to time as Ambassador to the USA 1936-2011 (2015/087; 2015/089)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND): Tories against Cruise and Trident (TACT): campaign records c1980-1989 (Cwl TACT)
  • Campaign against Depleted Uranium: campaign records 1999-2014 (Cwl CADU)

Brunel University Library

  • Dennis Brutus (1924-2009), poet, human rights activist and sportsman: corresp, draft poems, newspaper cuttings 1961-1992 (DB)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • William John Biffen (1930-2007), Baron Biffen, politician: personal and political papers c1940-2007 (BIFF)
  • Henry Winston Peregrine Churchill (1913-2002), author: letters from Winston and Clementine Churchill to Peregrine and Yvonne Churchill c1959-77 (PCHL)
  • John Theobald Clarke (1926-2013), director, producer, screenwriter and actor, as Bryan Forbes: corresp with prominent Conservatives c1970-2010 (FRBS)
  • Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper (1892-1986), actress, wife of 1st Viscount Norwich: corresp with John Julius Norwich c1929-86 (DIAC)
  • Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb (1900-1997), 1st Baron Gladwyn, civil servant: additional papers c1918-97 (GLAD)
  • William Thomas Rodgers (b 1928), Baron Rodgers, politician: Campaign for Democratic Socialism papers c1960-69 (RDRS)
  • Mary Soames (1922-2014), Lady Soames, writer: additional diary and corresp c1946-2010 (MCHL)
  • Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-2013), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Prime Minister: sketches, fabric samples and photographs of clothes designed for Lady Thatcher by Margaret King c1980-99 (THCR AS)
  • Michael Young (1915-2002), Baron Young of Dartington, sociologist: additional papers (YUNG)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • John Berridge (1927-2010), lecturer in political science: papers rel to research and proposals for the policy group convened to examine Scottish devolution under Edward Heath c1968-97 (ACC 2015/751)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Waller Hills (1867-1938), MP: corresp rel to First World War 1915-1917 (ADD)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Harold Joseph Laski (1893-1950), political scientist: essays, corresp and notes to Maurice Firuski 1911-1944 (U DP216; U DP217)
  • Austin Vernon Mitchell (b 1934), MP: political papers and constituent files 20th cent (U DMM)
  • John Saville (b 1916), social and economic historian: papers, incl ephemera, corresp, notebooks, diaries, and journals 20th cent (U DJS)
  • David Julian Winnick (b 1933), MP: papers incl corresp, reports and notes 20th-21st cent (U DMW)
  • MB Reckitt Trust: minutes, accounts, reports, corresp, funding applications 1970-2014 (U DRT)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Melvyn Bragg (b 1939), broadcaster, writer and parliamentarian: proofs, manuscript and typescript drafts, corresp 1953-2015 (SPCOLL/2015/95)
  • Tony Lynes (1929-2014), writer and social campaigner: minutes, memoranda, corresp, manuscript notes, journals, drafts, ephemera 1923-2001 (MS 1985)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • Sir John Moreton (1917-2012), diplomat: papers incl diaries and corresp rel to the Mau Mau uprising and Alan Lennox-Boyd c 1949-2011 (ICS180)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Institute of Contemporary British History: transcripts of witness seminars (1964-1985) on British policy in Northern Ireland 1992-1997 (Acc 3225)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Alan Sked (b 1947), historian and founder of UKIP: papers rel to UKIP, Anti-Federalist League and Bruges Group c 1990-2010 (Sked)
  • European Liaison Group, anti-Soviet campaign group: minutes and papers c1960-1990 (ELG)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Ronald B Heisler (fl 1948), book collector: collected papers incl corresp, records of the Glasgow Leninist League (c1937-1942) and a memoir of Ernest Rogers c1848-2014 (MS1215)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Charles Philips Trevelyan (1870-1958), 3rd Baronet Politician: glass plate negatives showing Trevelyan family members 1890-1920 (CPT)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman: letter to sister, Sarah Disraeli 19th cent (11469)
  • Anti-Apartheid Movement, Oxford: photographs of Anti-Apartheid Movement events c1969-1989 (11373)

St Andrews University Library

  • Paul Wilkinson (1937-2011), political scientist: research papers, lecture notes, etc c1960-2000 (ms38992)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Standing Commission on the Scottish Economy: minutes, corresp, accounting records, lists of members, interim and final Commission reports and written transcripts and audio recordings of Scottish Economic Summits 1986-1989 (Accession 1486)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Hywel Francis (b 1946), lecturer and MP for Aberavon: parliamentary and constituency office papers and press cuttings 2001-2005 (2015/6)
  • Karmen Thomas (fl 1980-1983), campaigner: corresp and papers rel to Women for Life on Earth and march to Greenham Common c1980-1983 (2015/36)
  • Cynon Valley Nicaragua Support Group: records c1986-1994 (2015/3)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Midland Union of Conservative Associations: corresp retained by Alan Clayton Barker as secretary 1879-1936 (MS884)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • David Anthony Llewellyn Owen (b 1938), Baron Owen, statesman: additional papers incl material rel to the Social Democratic Party and to campaign against the Euro 1966-2014 (D 709)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky (b 1939), Baron Skidelsky, economist, historian and politician: papers 20th-21st cent (1084)
  • Workers Revolutionary Party: publications and internal documents c1960-1989 (1072)