Conservative Party Archive: Scottish Unionist Members' Committee
- General files of the SUMC, 1940-66, n.d.
- Papers from SUMC meetings including minutes, papers and briefs, 1932-1969.
- 1932-1969, n.d.
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. SUMC 1/1.]
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SUMC 1/1-57; 2/1-26
Collection ID (for staff)
Papers of the Scottish Unionist Members' Committee, 1932-1969.
Biographical / Historical
The Scottish Unionist Members' Committee came into being in March 1932 and was open to all Scottish MPs. During the 1930s it met between five and twelve times a year with about twenty MPs attending each meeting.
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.
- Conservative Party Archive: Scottish Unionist Members' Committee
- Finding aid prepared by Emily Tarrant
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