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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Politics (20th cent)


Bristol Record Office

  • Avon Liberal Party: minutes and policy papers 1977-1995 (44071)
  • Bristol Fabian Society and Bristol Labour Party: papers 1941-1991 (44303)
  • West Bristol Liberal Women's Association and Bristol Liberal Group: minutes and papers 1904-1950 (44277)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Carmarthen East and Dynevor Labour Party: records incl minutes and corresp 1962-1986 (8048)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Cheshire County Council Liberal Democrat Group: records 1935-2009 (D 7613)
  • Cheshire County Council Unionist (later Conservative Group): minutes and records 1904-2009 (D 7611)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Carlisle Liberal Club and Institute: club rule books (4) 1903 - 1982 (DSO 261)

Devon Record Office

  • Exeter Labour Party: Polsloe ward minutes and notes on party events 1963-1968 (7407)

Essex Record Office

  • Harwich Constituency Labour Party: minutes and papers rel to women's section 1998-2002 (D/Z 541)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Stephen Barry Jones, Baron Jones of Deeside, MP for Flint East: misc personal papers 2006-2007 (AN 4217)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cheltenham Conservative Association: minutes and accounts 1894-1996 (D7738)
  • Cirencester and Tewkesbury Conservative Association: minutes 1917-1997 (D10246)
  • Stroud Conservative Association: minutes 1934-2000 (D2369)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Dafydd Wigley, Plaid Cymru MP: constituency corresp, minutes and reports 1977-1982 (XM 12509)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Merioneth Nant Conwy constituency: papers 20th cent (ZM/6588)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Basingstoke Young Conservatives: papers, publications and ephemera incl material rel to John Holmes's campaign for the seat 1972-81 (188A09)

Highland Council Archives

  • David Russell Johnston, Baron Russell-Johnston, MP: albums of postcards received from him c1980-2008 (D497)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby, Labour MP: records rel to the Labour Group, finance, development schemes, policy and resources, houses and government proposals 1980-1995 (DE7651)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Thirsk and Malton Constituency Labour Party: minutes 1974-1977 (ZLR)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Mansfield Constituency Labour Party: minutes, reports and attendance book c1932-1989 (7550)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Portsmouth Constituency Labour Party: additional records incl material rel to election campaigns, candidacies, ward meetings c1970-89 (1470A)

Sheffield Archives

  • Bill Moore, communist: records incl personal and research papers, corresp 1916-1999 (X274)

Somerset Record Office/Somerset Heritage Office

  • Taunton and West Somerset Peace Group and Taunton Constituency Labour Party: papers (Peggy Walker) 1950-1999 (A\DAY)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Charter 88, Bury St Edmunds branch: minutes, corresp, reports, publicity material and other papers c1990-1999 (GC707)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Bruce George, MP: constituency case files 2003-2009 (1460)
  • Walsall Constituency Labour Party: records 1913-1997 (LAB)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Janet Repton, town and district councillor of Bradford-on-Avon: diaries 1945-2007 (3819)


British Library, Sound Archive

  • Andrew Whitehead, political journalist: recordings incl oral history interviews with political radicals c1930-1995 (C1377)

National Library of Ireland

  • Thomas Ashe, Irish nationalist: records incl MS diary with an account of his journey to the US in 1914 to raise funds for the Gaelic League 1914-15 (MS 46788)
  • Arthur Griffith, Irish political leader: letters (12) to Charles Murphy 1917 (MS 46, 060)
  • Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth, politician: letters from WB Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, Sir William Orpen and James Joyce 1911-1938 (MS 46596-46612)
  • William Meredyth Somerville, 1st Baron Athlumney of Somerville and Dollardstown: MSS letter book covering period of his being Chief Secretary for Ireland 1847-78 (MS 46755)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Mark Craigen, MP: further papers c1988-2009 (Acc.13072)
  • Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn MP: scrapbooks 1947-60 (Acc.13022)
  • Donald James Stewart, Scottish Nationalist MP: papers c1930-1979 (Acc.13100)
  • Robert Gordon Wilson, Scottish Nationalist MP: papers 1964-2000 (Acc.13099)
  • George Kenneth Hotson Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, brewer, politician and banker: papers 20th cent (Acc.13116)
  • Scottish National Party: further records c1967-2007 (Acc.13115)
  • South Edinburgh Unionist Association: minute books 1910-1964 (Acc.13049)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, politician: political papers (Lord Temple-Morris Papers)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Eric Moonman, politician and academic: papers incl press cuttings rel to political career 1968-1979 (Moonman)
  • Dave Wetzel, politician and transport expert: papers incl corresp rel to Greater London Council transport policy 1978-1990 (WETZEL)
  • Committee for the Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guine: records incl minutes and corresp 1965-1975 (CFMAG)

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

  • Monty Johnstone, Communist activist: additional corresp 1960-1990 (1274)


Bath University Library

  • Arthur Kenneth Chesterton, critic, journalist and political activist: corresp and papers 1880-1986 (CHESTERTON)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Arthur Neville Chamberlain, statesman: draft text of statement rel to his appeasement policy 1938 (NCLadd/176)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • John Michael Lee, sociologist and historian, professor of politics: papers as professor of politics, Bristol University 1980-1990 (DM2206)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • George Allen Hutt, journalist and political activist: papers (MS Add. 9814)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • David Arthur Russell Howell, Baron Howell, politician: personal and political papers c1950-2000 (HWLL)
  • Sir Bernard Ingham, civil servant: further papers rel to SONE (Supporters of Nuclear Energy) c1990-2000 (INGH)
  • Peter Jay, economist and journalist: personal, political and media papers 1947-2008 (PJAY)
  • Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin, Lord Jenkin of Roding, politician: further papers c2000-2008 (JENK)
  • Christopher James Prout, Baron Kingsland, barrister and politician: personal, political and legal papers 1947-2009 (KGLD)
  • Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson, politician and barrister: personal, political and legal papers c1940-2000 (RWSN)
  • Adam Nicholas Ridley, investment banker and economic adviser: political papers 1983-1984 (RDLY)
  • George Henry Lane Pitt-Rivers, anthropologist: anthropological, scientific and political papers c1920-1960 (PITI)
  • Vanda Salmon, secretary to Sir Winston Churchill: scrapbooks and memoirs c1951-2007 (SALM)
  • Derek Scott, economist, former economic adviser to Denis Healey and Tony Blair: additional papers, mainly as economic adviser to Tony Blair c1990-2000 (SCTT)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Robert Gordon Wilson, Scottish Nationalist MP: files rel to his time as MP for Dundee East 20th cent (2009/364)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, speaker of the House of Commons and governor-general of Australia: letters (105) to his brother, DJ Morrison (E.2008.24)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Hugh Glencairn Balfour-Paul, diplomat: personal, literary, family and research papers 20th cent (MS 370)

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

  • Sir Michael Edward Quinlan, politician: papers rel to defence issues 1988-1992

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, statesman and former Chancellor of Liverpool University: additional papers 1970-2007 (D709)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Women with X Appeal: interview recordings by Lesley Abdela, journalist, politician and human rights campaigner made in preparation for the book 'Women with X appeal: women politicians in Britain today' 1980s (8WXA)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Colin Campbell, professor of political science: transcripts of interviews with civil servants from various government departments used to produce two publications 'Governments Under Stress: Political Executives and Key Bureaucrats in Washington, London, and Ottawa' and 'The End of Whitehall: Death of a Paradigm?' c1978-1994 (CAMPBELL TRANSCRIPTS)
  • David Lawrence Lipsey, Baron Lipsey, journalist and politican: additional corresp and papers c1966-2002 (LIPSEY)
  • Edward Rushworth, politician and lecturer: campaign papers c1900-1970 (RUSHWORTH)
  • Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney, politician: constituency papers 1965-1997 (SHORE)
  • Sydney Walter Starr, chairman of Ex-Services Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament: papers incl minutes and corresp rel to the Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 1984-2002 (STARR)
  • William John Lawrence Wallace, Baron Wallace of Saltaire, politican and writer: political and research papers 1941-1987 (WALLACE)
  • British Peace Committee: records incl minutes and corresp 1958-2004 (BPC)
  • Campaign for an Independent Britain: records incl minutes and corresp 1961-2008 (CIB)
  • European Movement, pro-European campaigning organisation: records incl minutes and corresp 1948-2006 (EUROPEAN MOVEMENT)

London University: Senate House Library

  • William Fancy, socialist: files and publications rel to topics incl NALGO Action Group, Victory for Socialism, International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party Internal Bulletins and papers, Chile Committee for Human Rights, National Union of Teachers rank and file movements c1948 -2001 (MS1171)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, MP and MEP: additional papers (136 boxes)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Richard Howard Stafford Crossman, MP and journalist: records incl personal papers 1950s-1970s (706)