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This page is based upon my research. If you know of the location of any other party archives please contact me.
 

Campaigning in Suffolk during the late 1950s
photograph courtesy of the late Jack Campbell

 

   
   
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Modern Records Centre housed at Warwick University holds many original resources from Trades Unions and local Labour Parties and individuals.
University Library, Coventry CV4 7AL

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National Museum of Labour History The People's History Museum in Manchester holds the national records of the Labour Party and the Communist Party together with papers of many other figures.
103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD

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University of Hull archives contains some local Labour Party records together with that of individuals. This link takes you to the listing. See John Saville, The Labour Archive at the University of Hull (1989).
Hull University Library, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX

    SOUTH WEST
Somerset Archive and Record Service
http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives
North Somerset Constituency Labour Party, 1918-90
Taunton Constituency Labour Party, 1934-79
Yeovil CLP, 1922-74
MIDLANDS
Worcestershire Record Office
http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/records/homepage.htm
Worcester Constituency Labour Party, 1925-1984
 
    WALES
Gwent Record Office
http://www.llgc.org.uk/cac/cac0004.htm
Bedwellty Constituency Labour Party, 1965-1983
 
   

Further Research

 
   
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Glasier papers
John and Katherine Bruce Glasier founder members of the ILP

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International Institute of Social History
The International IISH in the Netherlands was founded in 1935. It is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and of the labour movement in particular. Links to International Association of Labour History Institutions from this site.

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South Wales Coalfield Collection
The documentary records of the mining community of South Wales notably the South Wales Miners' Federation (The Fed).

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Working Class Movement Library
the treasure of Salford. Holds records mainly of trade unions in the North West engineering industry.
51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

 

 
 

 

  Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH .
Holds papers of George Howell and Charles Bradlaugh together with extensive printed materials relating to nineteenth-century labour and radicalism.

British Library of Political and Economic Science, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD
Has collections relating particularly to Fabian and Labour Party thinkers including Hugh Dalton, George Lansbury, RH Tawney, Graham Wallas, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

Co-operative Union Library, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS
Central library of Co-operative movement. Has papers of Robert Owen, GJ Holyoake and Edward Greening, and extensive printed collections. A national survey of Co-operative archives is being organised from the library.

 
       
   

This page was last updated 30-05-10