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Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Conservative Party newsletters, journals and periodicals


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Volumes of publications forming the journal of record of the Conservative Party, comprising:

  1. National Union Gleanings, 1893-1912
  2. Gleanings & Memoranda, 1912-34
  3. Politics in Review, 1934-9.

Party-wide monthly magazines and newsletters, comprising:

  1. The Conservative, 1906-7
  2. The Popular View, 1921-4
  3. Home and Politics, 1920-9
  4. The Man in the Street, 1924-9
  5. The Elector, 1924-38
  6. The Onlooker, 1939-47
  7. Tory Challenge, 1947-53
  8. Onward, 1953-7
  9. Weekly News Letter, 1946-72
  10. Monthly News Letter, 1949-66
  11. Monthly News, 1966-72
  12. Conservative Monthly News,1972-8
  13. Conservative News, 1978-82
  14. Conservative Newsline, 1982-93
  15. Conservative Heartland: The Conservative Party Magazine, 2001-2


  • Creation: 1893-2002


7.96 Linear metres (80 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. PUB 220/1]

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Full range of shelfmarks:

PUB 123-7, 146/2-4, PUB 193/2-23, 198/1-2, 210-215, 220/1-84, 252/4, 281, 386

Collection ID (for staff)



Included within this section are newsletters, journals and periodicals produced by the Conservative Party or one of its affiliated organisations, intended for Party-wide consumption, 1893-2002. [For newsletters intended for specific groups only within the Party, see the separate catalogue PUB M]. It includes all titles originating from Conservative Central Office, regardless of whether they were produced by the National Union, Central Office or one of its departments, the Conservative Political Centre or the Conservative Research Department.

Biographical / Historical

In addition to working files and papers, the Conservative Party Archive (CPA) also includes an extensive range of non-manuscript material comprising printed and published material by and about the Conservative Party. This includes this collection of titles which have been published by the Conservative Party since the late 19th century, many of which have evolved and undergone name-changes and still exist today, while others ceased publication after just a few years.

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.

Related Materials

This catalogue consists of Party-wide titles only. For newsletters and magazines produced by Conservative Central Office departments or Advisory Committees of the National Union, for specific groups only within the Party, such as Women, Trade Unionists, Teachers, etc, see catalogue PUB/M: Printed Material: Conservative Party sectional-interest newsletters, journals and periodicals.

Conservative Party Archive: Published Material: Conservative Party newsletters, journals and periodicals
Finding aid prepared by Jeremy McIlwaine
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom