Political Party Materials and Trade Unions

Our 7th floor archive houses materials from across the spectrum of political history and a wide range of trade union publications.

See our webpage of handlists, shelflists and indexes for quick reference to our materials.

Download the Trade Union Archives list (pdf)

Download the Handlist of Political History (pdf). This includes materials from the political parties, campaigns and interest groups listed below: 

Political Parties

  • British National Party
  • Communist Party
  • Cooperative Party
  • Conservative Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Ecology Party
  • Euro. Parliamentary Labour Party
  • Green Party
  • Independent Labour Party
  • Labour Party
  • Liberal Party
  • National Council of Labour Colleges
  • National Front
  • Plaid Cymru
  • Scottish National Party
  • Social Democratic Party
  • (Social and) Liberal Democrats
  • Socialist Party of Great Britain
  • UK Independence Party
  • Workers Revolutionary Party

Campaigns and Movements 

  • Campaign for the North
  • Campaign for Labour Party Democracy
  • Christian Social Movement
  • Oswald Mosley: Action; Secretariat
  • Movement for Middle England

Political interest groups and societies

  • Association of Liberal Councillors
  • Fabian Society
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Labour Research Department
  • Salisbury Review
  • Spartacist
  • Tawney Society 
  • Tory Reform Group