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Major accessions to repositories in 2000 relating to Politics (20th cent)


Ayrshire Archives

  • Saltcoats and District Socialist Sunday School: records 1916-42 (Acc 470)
  • Saltcoats Independent Socialist Party: records 1917-52 (Acc 469)

Bromley Public Libraries, Local Studies & Archives

  • Piers Rolf Garfield Merchant (b 1951), former Conservative MP: papers 20th cent (1072)

Bury Archive Service

  • Sir John Denman Barlow, 2nd baronet, MP: political and constituency papers 1957-68 (GJB)

Cornwall Record Office

  • National Liberal and Conservative Association, Lelant branch: minutes and papers 1947-81 (X1108)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Constabulary (addnl): records 20th cent
  • Seaham Labour Party: records 20th cent

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Michael Elliott, Labour MEP for London West: papers 1985-99

Essex Record Office

  • British Pensioners and Trade Union Action Association, Chelmsford branch: records 1982-93 (D/Z 365; A10559)

Essex Record Office, Southend Branch

  • Bernard Richard Braine (b 1914), Baron Braine of Wheatley: papers rel to Canvey Island, the redistribution of Parliamentary seats, etc (S3014)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Gloucester Labour Party (addnl): minutes, accounts, electioneering papers, newsletters c1920-89 (D3128)

Gwent Record Office

  • Islwyn Constituency Labour Party: records 20th cent
  • New Inn Labour Party: minutes 1969-97

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Elfed Roberts, Plaid Cymru organiser: papers (XD 119)

Hackney Archives Department

  • Brian Charles John Sedgemore, Labour MP (addnl): constituency papers c1990-99
  • Socialist Workers Party, Hackney branch: campaign papers 1998-99 (M 4610)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Hatfield: misc records 1979-99 (Acc 3615)

Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London: London Metropolitan Archives

  • Michael Ward, GLC member: papers, incl as chair of the Industry and Employment committee, 1981-86 (B00/100)

Lambeth Archives Department

  • Lambeth Borough Council Labour Group: records, incl agendas and minutes 1982-85 (2000/28)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincoln Conservative and Unionist Association: minutes and other records 1906-79 (MISC DON 1095)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Dr John Lea, Liverpool City councillor (addnl): diaries, corresp and family papers 1976-2000 (Acc. 5403)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Bertha Grieveson, councillor, alderman and mayor of the Borough of Chatham: papers rel to political career and family history c1900-74 (DE738)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Amnesty International, West Norfolk Group: minutes and papers 1986-99 (SO 208)
  • Thorpe St Andrew Labour Party: minutes 1952-97 (Acc 2000/152, 196)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham and District Racial Equality Council (addnl): files 20th cent (Acc 5874)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Conservative Association: papers and reports c1972-95 (Acc 2601)

Shetland Archives

  • Campaign against Dounreay expansion: records incl minutes, newsletters, press cuttings and photographs c1980-99

Southampton Archives Office

  • Southampton Anti-Apartheid Group: records c1975-2000 (D/SAAG)
  • Southampton Labour Party: records c1930-90 (D/Lab)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Liberal Democratic Party: records 1982-96 (6886)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Paget family of Ibstock: family and personal papers 1830-1949, incl political corresp and papers of Major TGF Paget 1922-49 (DE 5770)
  • James Ramsey MacDonald, statesman: letters to members of the Leeson family of Leicester 1914-31 (DE 5756)
  • Leicester Secular Society: records 20th cent (DE 5837)
  • United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Leicester branch (addnl): minute book 1982-91 (DE 5751)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Atkinson family: papers of Councillor Stanley Bean Atkinson (1873-1910), and sermons preached by John William Atkinson (1847-1916) and John Atkinson (1824-1901) (P/ATK)
  • Bow and Poplar Constituency Labour Party: minutes 1985-90 (TH/8918)
  • Stepney and Poplar Constituency Labour Party, Limehouse branch: minutes 1971-84 (TH/8911; TH/8926)
  • Tower Hamlets Co-operative Party: minutes 1992-96 (TH/8918)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • John Foster, head of North Tyneside Coucil: reports, working files and press cuttings 20th cent (Acc no 3822)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Alcester Conservative Association: minute books 1924-70 (CR 3642)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • West Wales Women's Advisory Council: records 1937-57

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • S Midgeley, Councillor, Keighley: Civil Defence papers 1964-66 (BK407)
  • J Womersley, Councillor, Bradford: corresp rel to Queensbury Ward 1991-99 (25D99)
  • Oakworth Neighbourhood Council: minutes and papers 1976-80 (64D99)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield Headquarters

  • Thomas Megahy MEP (addnl): constituency papers 1979-99 (C976 addnl)
  • Crigglestone Branch Labour Party: records 1976-98 (C1195)

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

  • Communist Party of Great Britain, Swindon branch: papers 1941-98 (3198)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Walter Stranz, county and district councillor for Worcestershire and Redditch: papers (Acc 13203, 13204)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sydney Charles Buxton (1853-1934), Earl Buxton, governor-general of South Africa: papers (c250 vols)
  • John Jeremy Thorpe (b 1929), politician: papers (c350 vols)

Heritage, Royal Mail (formerly Heritage Services, Consignia)

  • Post Office: files (19) rel to television and broadcasting in war and a civil emergency (Accession number 2000/15)

House of Lords Record Office: The Parliamentary Archives

  • Sir Bryan Hugh Fell, principal clerk to the House of Commons (addnl): corresp and papers 1890-1946 (Acc no 3742)
  • Sir Ian Zachary Malcolm, politician and diplomat: papers (4 vols), incl Versailles Peace Conference diary 1902-19 (Acc no 3773)
  • Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, diplomat (addnl): corresp and papers 1899-1962 (Accs nos 3809-10)
  • Beale & Co, solicitors, London: account books (3 vols) rel to private Parliamentary Bills 1922-58 (Acc no 3723)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Countess Nathalie Benckendorff, interpreter: corresp rel to her service in the ATS as an interpreter for the Allied Commission for Austria 1945-46
  • Sir Bryan Hugh Fell, principal clerk to the House of Commons: corresp 1915-17
  • Adam Denzil Marris (1906-1983) diplomat, company director: diary kept while attending first meeting of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 1943
  • Myra Story, Fascist: papers rel to association with the Imperial Fascist league and the Nordics 1933-42
  • Frederick A Thomas, International Brigader: diaries, corresp and papers while serving with Anti-Tank Battery of the International Brigade c1936-39

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Priscilla Jean Fortescue Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir: political and personal corresp and papers 1937-78 (incorpotates earlier deposits) (Acc 11884)
  • Arthur W Donaldson, journalist and chairman of the Scottish National Party (addnl): political and personal corresp and papers 1930-83 (Acc 11908)
  • James Michael Grieve, journalist, broadcaster and Scottish National Party activist: personal and political corresp and papers 1933-93, incl corresp of or rel to his parents (Acc 11857)
  • Paul Henderson Scott, author and diplomat (addnl): papers rel to service in the Allied Military Government of Berlin 1945-49, and to the Scottish Parliament elections 1999 (Acc 11854)
  • Edinburgh District Labour Party: minutes, corresp and papers 1956-83 (Acc 11922)

National Library of Wales

  • Frances Louise Stevenson (1888-1972), personal secretary and second wife of David Lloyd George: corresp and papers (Frances Stevenson Family Papers)
  • Eirene Lloyd White (1909-99), Baroness White of Rhymney, politician: papers (Eirene White Papers)
  • Celtic League: records 1963-91 (Celtic League Records)
  • Labour Party Wales (addnl): records (Labour Party Wales Records)
  • Liberal Democrats Wales: records 1984-99 (Liberal Democrats Wales Records)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Senator Robert Armstrong, politician: political papers (D/4242)
  • Major Robert Stephens, secretary to the governor of Northern Ireland: papers (D/4251)


Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • Abortion Law Reform Association (addnl): records c1970-2000 (SA/ALR)
  • MedAct (formerly Medical Association for Prevention of War): records 1951-96 (SA/MED)
  • National Council for Social Concern (CONCERN): corresp and papers c1980-2000 (SA/CON)
  • Womens Health Concern: records c1970-2000 (SA/WHC)
  • World Organization of Gastroenterology: records 1958-2000 (SA/OMG)
  • World Federation of Right to Die Societies (addnl): papers 1958-2000 (SA/OMG)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947), 1st Earl Baldwin (addnl): letters to his son the 2nd Earl and to John Boyle (Add MS 9569)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir John Rupert Colville (1915-1987), diplomat (addnl): papers (CLVL)
  • Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), statesman (addnl): papers (CHURCHILL)
  • Sir Dingle Mackintosh Foot (1905-1978), lawyer and politician (addnl): papers (DGFT)
  • Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb (1900-1997), 1st Baron Galdwyn (addnl): papers (GLAD)
  • Aubrey Jones (b 1911), politician and public servant (addnl): papers (AUJO)
  • Neil Gordon Kinnock (b 1942), politician (addnl): papers (KNNK)
  • Sir Julian Errington Ridsdale, MP: corresp and papers 1949-92 (RIDS)
  • Archibald Henry Macdonald Sinclair (1890-1970), 1st Viscount Thurso (addnl): papers (THRS)
  • Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (1885-1977), Baroness Spencer-Churchill (addnl): papers (CSCT)
  • Margaret Hilda Thatcher (b 1925), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (addnl): papers (THATCHER)
  • Finchley and Golders Green Conservative Associations: corresp and papers rel to Margaret Thatcher's time as MP 1959-92 (FINC)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Sir Alexander Kirkland Cairncross, economist (addnl): papers c1940-90 (ACC 1934, 1968)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack MP (addnl): subject and case files
  • Joseph Kevin McNamara MP (addnl): subject and case files
  • Austin Vernon Mitchell MP (addnl): subject and case files c1980-99
  • Christopher Price, former MP, educationalist and journalist (addnl): files rel to miscarriages of justice 1969-99
  • Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties) (addnl): files and papers c1970-99
  • Socialist Health Association (addnl): branch, membership and financial records c1970-89

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Sir Frank Cooper, civil servant and industrialist (addnl): papers (1 box), incl notes and papers rel to Northern Ireland and defence issues c1955-96
  • Paul Odo Willert, propagandist (addnl): diary kept while serving with propaganda mission in Paris 1940

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Edith Eskrigge, suffragette: corresp and papers c1913 (7/XX55)
  • Yvonne Kapp (1903-1999), writer and Communist: corresp and papers (7/YVK)
  • Gingerbread Association for One Parent Families: minutes, publications and papers 1970-99 (5/GBN)
  • Womens International League for Peace and Freedom: minutes, committee papers, financial records, corresp, case and campaign files c1919-99 (5/WPF, 5/WPF2-3)
  • (British Library National Sound Archive) National Life Story Collection, Fawcett Collection: tapes and transcriptions of older feminists 1999-2000 (8/LNS)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • Mary Benson (1919-2000), South African anti-apartheid activist and writer (addnl): corresp and papers rel to fellow activists and the anti-apartheid struggle (ICS 6/20-28)
  • Baruch Hirson (1921-1999) South African revolutionary and historian: historical and political corresp and papers (A133)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • George Nicoll Barnes, Labour politician: family photographs and records of appointment c1914-40 (COLL MISC 1037)
  • Alan Hart and David McLean, gay activists: corresp and papers of and rel to various gay organisations c1974-99 (HALL-CARPENTER ARCHIVES: HART/MCLEAN)
  • Paul Joyce, researcher into local government: papers rel to innovation in local government 1997-98 (JOYCE)
  • Ian Loader, criminologist: research papers 1997-99 (LOADER)
  • Simon Watney, gay activist: corresp and papers c1970-96 (HALL-CARPENTER ARCHIVES: WATNEY)
  • Robert James Martin Wight, historian: corresp, research notes and papers c1939-72 (WIGHT)
  • Centre for Reform for Liberal Democrats: minutes and printed items 1998-99 (CENTRE FOR REFORM)
  • Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice: minutes and financial records 1993-98 (LCCJ)
  • National Joint Council for Local Authorities Services: minutes and circulars from Manual Workers and White Collar sections 1956-82 (COLL MISC 1036)
  • Policemen and Society: research papers rel to study carried out by Maureen Cain c1952-62 (POLICEMEN AND SOCIETY)

London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room

  • Victor Lvovich Kibalchich (1890-1947) Socialist writer as Victor Serge: papers, incl research papers rel to his collected corresp with Leon Trotsky (Acc no A661)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Kenneth Sidney Coates (b 1930) MEP: political papers (ACC 1685)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Bonham Carter family: papers, incl those of Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969)
  • Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865-1940), historian and statesman: letters (15) to RS Creed
  • Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon (b 1926), statesman: papers
  • John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1928): papers
  • John Primatt Redcliffe Redcliffe-Maud, Baron Redcliffe Maud (1906-1982): papers

Oxford University: St Antony's College, Middle East Centre

  • Sir William Kerr Fraser-Tytler, minister to Afghanistan: corresp and papers rel to service in Afghanistan 1923-41 (Fraser-Tytler)

University of Wales Swansea, Archives, Library and Information Services

  • Tom Picton: letters written whilst fighting in Spanish Civil War c1937-40 (2000/13)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • M Ashcroft: papers rel to the National Front in the West Midlands c1980-99 (MSS 412)
  • Dr Mary Brennan: papers rel to her work for various peace movements 1982-94 (MSS 410)
  • Maurice Edelman (1911-1975), Labour MP and novelist (addnl): papers (MSS 125)
  • William Wilson (b 1913), MP (addnl): papers rel to divorce law reform 1967-68 (MSS 371/Wilson)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, West Midlands: papers c1980-99 (MSS 417)