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Conservative Party Archive: Private papers: Sir Michael Fraser


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The papers of Michael Fraser held by the Conservative Party Archive consist of a small collection of original material mainly relating to the finances of the Conservative Party (MF 1-7) and a microfilm collection of the private papers of Fraser (CPP/MF/Reels 1-117).


  • 1929-1976


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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. CPP/MF/1/1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

CPP/MF/1-7, CPP/MF/Reels 1-117

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Papers of Sir Michael Fraser, 1929-1976.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Michael Fraser, Baron Fraser of Kilmorack (1915-96) worked in the Conservative Research Department (CRD), 1946-64. He served as Director of the CRD 1959-64. He was Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party, 1964-75. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Custodial History

The Conservative Party Archive (CPA) 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 and financial responsibility for the CPA has been vested in the Conservative Party Archive Trust. The CPA preserves the records of all three areas of Party organisation: parliamentary, voluntary and professional. It is recognised by the Conservative Party as the official repository for its historic records and those of affiliated organisations, and receives new material on a regular basis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Conservative Party

Existence and Location of Copies

The Fraser of Kilmorack Papers (CPP/MF/Reels 1-117) are held by the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University.
Conservative Party Archive: Papers of Sir Michael Fraser
Finding aid prepared by Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom