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Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Think Tanks


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Pamphlets, journals and newsletters, published by:

  1. Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)
  2. The Bow Group
  3. The Monday Club
  4. The Selsdon Group
  5. Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society
  6. Progress Trust
  7. Tory Reform Committee
  8. Policy Exchange
  9. Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
  10. Social Market Foundation (SMF)
  11. Politeia
  12. European Movement
  13. Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
  14. The Society of Individualists
  15. The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
  16. Adam Smith Institute
  17. Aims of Industry
  18. The Bruges Group
  19. European League for Economic Cooperation (British Section)
  20. Institute of Directors (IoD)
  21. The Social Affairs Unit
  22. The Constitution Unit
  23. Stockholm Network
  24. Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)
  25. Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute
  26. New Direction – The Foundation for European Reform
  27. Additional think tanks


  • Creation: 1943-2022


11 Linear metres (146 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. PUB 187/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

PUB 106-120; PUB 121/9-11, 39, 49-56; PUB 130/2; PUB 147/2; PUB 148/3-4, 7; PUB 149; PUB 159-160; PUB 186; PUB 195; PUB 230-231; PUB 234; PUB 346-348; PUB 587; PUB 638-689

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Pamphlets, journals and newsletters published by Conservative-leaning think tanks and pressure groups, 1943-2022.

Biographical / Historical

In addition to working files and papers, the Conservative Party Archive holds an extensive range of non-manuscript material comprising printed and published material by and about the Conservative Party. This includes this collection of publications by Conservative-leaning think tanks and pressure groups, published between 1943 and 2022. These groups include the Centre for Policy Studies, The Bow Group, The Monday Club and Civitas, each targeting specific audiences and representing different ideas, and publishing their own pamphlets, journals and newsletters independently of the Party.

Custodial History

The archive of the Conservative Party was established as a source for academic study at the Bodleian Library in 1978 by an agreement made between the University of Oxford and the Conservative Party, and brought together surviving historic papers of the Party previously held in various locations including Newcastle University Library and the former Conservative Central Office in Smith Square, London. Since 1996, ownership of the archive has been vested in the Conservative Party Archive Trust. The archive includes records from all three areas of Party organisation: parliamentary, voluntary and professional.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Conservative Party.


Conservative Party Archive: Published Material: Think Tanks
Jeremy McIlwaine. Expanded by Abigail Spokes in 2024.
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom