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Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Candidates' Election Addresses

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Party publications: Candidates' Election Addresses, 1822-1994.

Dates

  • 1922-1994

Extent

32.78 Linear metres (188 physical shelfmarks.)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

General access conditions apply to this material

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. PUB 229/1/1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

PUB 229/1-21; PUB 229/23.

Collection ID (for staff)

CPA PUB F

Overview

Party publications: Candidates' Election Addresses, 1922-1994.

Biographical / Historical

In addition to working files and papers, the Conservative Party Archive (CPA) also includes an extensive range of non-manuscript material comprising of printed and published material by and about the Conservative Party. This includes this collection of Parliamentary election addresses issued by the majority of candidates from all parties for general elections, and some by-elections, between 1922 and 1994.

The early series of these election addresses were collected together by the Conservative Research Department and pasted into large volumes arranged according to constituency.

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.

Related Materials

For other election literature, see catalogues:
  1. Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Election leaflets and ephemera [CPA PUB/D];
  2. Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Conservative Party Election Publications [CPA PUB/G];
  3. Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Conservative Party European Election Publications and Election Addresses [CPA PUB/L];
  4. Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Conservative Party Local Election Publications [CPA PUB/K];
  5. Conservative Party Archive: Poster Collection [CPA POSTER].
Title
Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Candidates' Election Addresses
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Emily Tarrant
Date
2004
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom