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Conservative Party Archive: Printed and Published Material: Other Political Parties and Outside Organisations


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Publications acquired by Conservative Central Office from other political parties and organisations.


  • Creation: c. 1880-1994


2.75 Linear metres (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. PUB 132/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

PUB 121/1-1a, 121/2-8, 121/12, 121/14-21, 121/23-27, 121/29-29a, 121/32-33, 121/35, 121/43-44, 121/46-48, 132/1-37, 133/1-17, 148/5, 208/1-6, 208/9/1-8, 208/10-13, 365, 579

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Publications acquired by Conservative Central Office from other political parties and organisations.

Biographical / Historical

In addition to working files and papers, the Conservative Party Archive (CPA) also includes a range of non-manuscript material comprising printed and published material from other political parties and organisations. Spanning from 1880 to 1994, these include publications by the Labour Party’s Research Department (counterpart to the Conservative Research Department) and International Democrat Union, and cover topics such as Northern Ireland, industry, and constituency boundaries.

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
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