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Foreign and defence policy, 1955-[c. 1970], 1981

MS. Healey 88
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  1. Correspondence, mostly from Healey's time as Labour Party Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, and some correspondence from Healey's time as Defence Secretary. Subjects include the Ministry of Defence, Gerald Reynolds, the Baghadad Pact, European socialist parties, Germany, engagements, the Angolan War of Independence, the European Common Market, Spain, the World Convention of Race Relations, the Bilderberg Group, Israel and NATO. Includes correspondence from Hugh Seton-Watson, Stewart Udall, George Young, Ian Mikardo, Poalo Vittorelli, Hugh Gaitskell and Ivan Kairov. Also includes booklet with scale of secretarial charges. 1955-1961, 1968-1969
  2. Papers regarding foreign and defence policy, including reports of the Mediterranean Study Group and the Middle East Working Party Committee, notes regarding defence policy and expenditure, Brazil and the Royal Ordnance Factory Leeds, and correspondence. Also includes codes of conduct for members of the Parliamentary Labour Party, photographs of Healey, personal correspondence, and Labour Party membership card. 1957-1959, 1966-1968
  3. Papers from a visit to Middle East Command, Aden, by Healey in his role as Secretary of State for Defence. 1965
  4. Note regarding the Ministry of Defence. Undated [c. 1970]
  5. Copy of paper Denis Healey and Rational Decision-Making in Defence by Peter Nailor. Undated [1981]


  • 1955-[c. 1970], 1981


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Healey 88

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom