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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Politics (20th cent)


Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Glynn Davies, Mayor of Aylesbury: personal papers incl corresp and photographs c1956-57 (AR 88/2011)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Dennis Forwood Vosper, Baron Runcorn, Conservative MP and minister: scrapbooks containing personal documents, photographs and ephemera, incl material rel to his former wife, Mrs Margaret Walsh Atkins 1940-77 (D 8089)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Pentewan Conservative Association: minutes 1951-1989 (AD2113)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Conservative Association: Aglionby Ward minutes 1924-37 (DSO 281)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Glossop Conservative Club: membership records 1922-1932, 1967-1969 (D7450)

Devon Record Office

  • Tiverton Conservative and Unionist Association: Bridford and Dunsford branch minutes and election papers 1948-2001 (7970)
  • Tiverton Conservative and Unionist Association: Teign Valley Area Committee minutes 1984-1995 (8127)
  • Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association: Tavistock Division minutes 1989-2000 (8152)

Dorset History Centre

  • Humphrey Napier Sturt, MP: volume of cuttings, photographs and ephemera rel to East Dorset constituency 1891-1910 (D.2272)
  • Dorchester and Fordington Conservative Club: minutes and visitors' book 1890-1959 (D.2323)
  • Poole Conservative Club: minutes, accounts and membership records 1915-1989 (D/PCC)
  • South Dorset Labour Party: minutes, reports and attendance books 20th cent (D.2085)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Joynson-Hicks family, Viscounts Brentford: family and political papers 18th-20th cent (ACC 10951)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Scottish National Party, Kelvin and Hillhead constituency branches: records incl minutes, newsletters, corresp and financial records 1989-2010 (TD1826)

Islington Local History Centre

  • Sir George Heynes Radford, politician and solicitor: diaries, corresp, accounts, photographs and personal effects c1850-1940 (S/GHR)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool District Labour Party: records incl minutes c 1980 (Acc 6423)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Kath Fry, Manchester City Labour councillor: Labour Party and Manchester City Council education and Heaton Park regeneration papers 1979-99 (M818)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Northampton Liberal and Liberal Democrat Party: minutes, community newsletter, election material 1978-2011 (2011/109)

Northumberland Archives

  • Thomas Burt, MP Trade Unionist: personal papers incl autobiographical notes and photographs c 1890-1922 (NRO 07655)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Mansfield Conservative Club: minutes, registers of members, corresp, records of stocks and shares, photographs 1912-2002 (8113)
  • Nottingham East Liberal Democrats: minutes, other misc papers [RESTRICTED ACCESS] c1980-2000 (8057)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Oxfordshire Green Party: additional records 1982-90 (Acc 5991)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • United Kingdom Independence Party: minutes, newsletters and papers 2004-2011 (3794)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Euan Robson, MSP: papers (A/11/44)

Sheffield Archives

  • Martin Henry Flannery, MP for Sheffield Hillsborough: constituency files, Hillsborough disaster file c1970-2006 (MPD)

Shropshire Archives

  • Shropshire County Liberal Democrat Group: minutes and corresp, papers rel group leaders and campaign meetings 1993-2010 (8339)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Alan Lloyd, city councillor, Southampton: local political papers c1980-99

Trafford Local Studies

  • Elizabeth Conway, local disability access campaigner: campaign papers re access to Altrincham railway station 1995-97 (TRA1583)
  • Marjorie May, Mayoress of Stretford: photographs and scrapbooks 1966-67 (TRA1509)
  • Reginald Keith Temple, local planning campaigner: records incl corresp re various local planning and development campaigns 1937-2003 (TRA1514)
  • Davyhulme Constituency Labour Party: records incl minutes 1983-90 (TRA1523)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Junior Imperial and Constitutional League: Whitley Bay and Monkseaton: minutes 1932-39 (SX147)
  • Sunderland Divisional Labour Party: Colliery Ward, Women's Section minutes, (1929-1942) and Colliery Ward and Southwick Ward meetings minutes (1976-2005) 1929-2005 (PO.LAB1)

Wandsworth Heritage Service

  • Sean Creighton: minutes, corresp and reports from time in Labour Party, as Councillor for Fairfield Ward and as Governor of Allfarthing Primary School 1951-1994 (D212)
  • Ann Creighton, campaigner: minutes, corresp, reports and ephemera 1951-1994 (D212)
  • Henry Ward, county councillor, Wandsworth: papers rel to the London Hospital, Toynbee Hall and Henry Ward's business 1879-1960 (D211)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Baildon Liberal Association: annual general meeting minutes, minutes of meetings, papers rel to local council elections and representation on Baildon Urban District Council, newspaper cuttings, scrapbook 1949-1973 (WYB496)
  • Shipley Liberal Association: minutes 1950-1974 (WYB498)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Thomas Isherwood, mayor and councillor: mayoral photographs and scrapbooks 1965-84 (Acc. 2011/3)
  • Edward Maloney, alderman, Wigan Borough Council: programmes and other ephemera for civic events 1941-83 (Acc. 2011/128)
  • Leigh Liberal Club: records incl minutes, membership and financial 1876-2002 (Acc. 2011/135)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Doris Agnes Sissons, Charter Mayor of Wirral: records incl diary, scrapbooks and photographs 1971-75 (1974)


National Library of Ireland

  • Michael Daniel Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland: political and literary papers 1975-2011

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Lord James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, MP: further papers, mostly on historical matters 1985-2008 (Acc.13223)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Meg Ellis, politician: papers 1950- (Papurau Meg Ellis Papers)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Rev James Brown Armour, Protestant Home Ruler: family corresp and papers 1841-1928 (D4515)
  • Sarah Venie Barr, Unionist: scrapbook rel to Ulster Volunteer Force and campaign against Home Rule 1909-15 (D4492)
  • Florence Fulton Patterson, Republican: letters 1944-1974 (D4489)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Bernie Grant, MP: personal papers, incl corresp and photographs; constituency papers and parliamentary papers, incl speeches and press files c1950-2002 (BG)

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

  • James Larkin Jack Jones, trade unionist: misc corresp and papers 1890-2009 (Acc 1332)
  • South Wales Income Maintenance Campaign: benefits robbery conference papers 1980-81 (Acc 1331)


Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Andrew Rigby, academic and peace activist: corresp and research materials rel to Wilfred Wellock

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel Baker, politician: papers rel to Fridtjof Nansen's mission to the 'near East' 1922 (NBKR)
  • Winston Spencer Churchill, Conservative MP: personal and political papers 20th cent (WSCH)
  • Neil Gordon Kinnock, MP Leader of Labour Party: further papers, incl material rel to his work for the European Commission and British Council c1990-2000 (KNNK)
  • Adam Nicholas Ridley, investment banker and economic adviser: further political papers c1970-1989 (RDLY)
  • Wayland Hilton Young, 2nd Baron Kennet, author and politician: further personal and political papers c1950-2000 (KNNT)

Cambridge University: Trinity College Library

  • Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, politician: additional papers rel to his political career and to Trinity College c 1942-1982 (RAB Addl.)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Mervyn Francis Bernard Bell, colonial administrator, Sudan Political Service: diaries and trek notebooks c1936-1943 (SAD)
  • Broadbent, Philip Brown, colonial administrator, Sudan Political Service: additional papers and films c1932-1999 (SAD)
  • Thomas Richard Hornby Owen, colonial administrator, Sudan Political Service: diaries and photographs 1922-1953 (SAD)
  • Geoffrey Michael Graydon Tibbs, colonial administrator, Sudan Political Service: papers rel to the Abyei Boundary Commission 2009 (SAD)

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

  • Villiers Loftus Philip Fowke, diplomat: personal corresp, diaries and photographs rel to the Loftus family 1876-1927 (Fowke V L P)
  • Michael Edward Quinlan, politician: additional papers chiefly rel to ethical and philosophical aspects of defence 1974-1999 (Quinlan M E)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Charles Anthony Raven Crosland, politician: additional records c1923-2010 (CROSLAND)
  • Andrew Stephen Ellis, consultant and Liberal activist: political papers incl campaign materials 1980s (ELLIS)
  • Edith Clara Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill, medical practitioner and politician: papers incl corresp and speech notes 1836-1990s (SUMMERSKILL)
  • Liberal Party: additional papers 1960-1990s (LIBERAL PARTY/25)

Newcastle upon Tyne University: Special Collections

  • Ellen Cicely Wilkinson, Labour politician: political papers 1907 - 1947 (EWR)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • David Alwyn Gore-Booth, diplomat: papers 20th-21st cent (6618)
  • Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, Labour politician: additional material incl documents, audio and digital records kept by her biographer Anne Perkins 20th cent (6627)
  • Philip Fothergill, Liberal politician: additional papers (6617)
  • Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, politician: personal, literary and political papers (6718)
  • Maurice Victor Macmillan, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden: additional political corresp c1960-63 (6702)
  • David Richard Thorpe, schoolmaster, biographer: research papers and drafts rel to his biography of Harold Macmillan (6729)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Michael Collins, Irish Republican leader: official corresp with Winston Churchill 1921

University of Huddersfield: Archives & Special Collections

  • John Henry Whitley, politician: corresp, photos, personal and official papers, press cuttings 1889-1935 (JHW)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Sir John Jacob Astor, MP: papers incl corresp with his mother, Nancy Astor 1916-62 (MS 5463)
  • Holcombe Ingleby, MP for King's Lynn: letters received (19) 1887-88 (MS 5437)