Register of the British subject collection, 1906-2010

Finding aid prepared by Olga Dunlop; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: British subject collection
Date (inclusive): 1906-2010
Collection Number: XX755
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 phonotape cassettes (5.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issues, bulletins, and clippings, relating to various aspects of twentieth-century British history and politics, and especially to the woman suffrage movement in Great Britain, British elections of 1974 and after, and the question of British policy regarding European unity.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], British subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issues, election campaign literature, bulletins, and clippings, relating to various aspects of twentieth-century British history and politics, and especially to the woman suffrage movement in Great Britain, British elections of 1974 and after, and the question of British policy regarding European unity.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Elections--Great Britain.
European federation.
Great Britain--History--20th century.
Great Britain--Politics and government--20th century.
Women--Suffrage--Great Britain.

Boxes: 2-7

SUBJECT FILE, 1926-1994

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous printed matter related to politics and society in Great Britain.
Box 2, Folder 1

Miscellany. Bulletins, flyers, pamphlets, leaflets, and newspaper issues, l926-l982, relating to labor questions, anti-semitism, and to various aspects of political and economic conditions in Great Britain. Includes booklets of protest songs, 1982

Folder 2

Economy. Magazine and newspaper issues and flyers relating to the miners' strike of 1984


Elections. Party programs, position papers, newsletters, magazine and newspaper issues, leaflets, flyers, stickers

Folder 3

1974 February

Folder 4

1979 May

Box 3, Folder 1-3

1979 May

Folder 4-8

1983 June

Box 4, Folder 1-3

1983 June

Folder 4

(local) 1986 May

Folder 5

1987 June

Box 5, Folder 1-5

1987 June

Folder 6-12

1992 April


Political parties

Box 6, Folder 1

Conservative party. Brochures, 1980-1981

Box 7, Folder 1

Green Party. Miscellaneous printed matter, 1989-1993


Labour Party

Folder 2

Miscellaneous printed matter, 1993

Box 6, Folder 2

Two anti-war leaflets, 1920

Box 7, Folder 3-8

Liberal Democrats. Miscellaneous printed matter, 1990-1993

Folder 9

Plaid Cymru. Miscellaneous printed matter, 1993

Folder 10

Scottish National Party. Miscellaneous printed matter, 1992-1993

Box 6, Folder 3

Ulster Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. Miscellaneous printed matter, relating to the political situation in Northern Ireland 1977-1983,

Folder 4

Referenda. Booklets, brochures, magazine and newspaper issues, flyers, and leaflets, relating to the referendum on the European Communities 1973,

Folder 5

Unions. Reports, minutes of meetings, newspapers issues, and leaflets, relating to the British Television Union 1980-1983,

Box 1

OVERSIZE FILE, 1906-1992

Scope and Contents note

Material related to woman's suffrage; 1992 elections
Folder 1

Elections-1992 April. Manifesto of the Liberal Democrats Women's rights. Scrapbook of clippings, serial issues, pamphlets, leaflets, and miscellany, 1906-1913, relating to the campaign for women's suffrage

Cassette cabinet


Physical Description: 2 sound cassettes

Naming of Names by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger undated

Scope and Contents note

Commercially released folk songs.
Economic Miracle by E. MacColl Just The Tax For Me by Trad., P. Seeger The Grocer by Trad., E. MacColl Not Going To Give It Back by John O'Connor Sellafield Child by Peggy Seeger Bring The Summer Home by P. Seeger, E. MacColl Maggie Went Green by P. Seeger Nuclear Means Jobs by E. MacColl House Hungry Blues by E. MacColl Dracumag by E. MacColl Rogue's Gallery by E. MacColl The Island by E. MacColl We Remember (Naming Of Names) by Trad., P. Seeger
Catalog number: Cookc 036


Use copy reference number: xx755_a_0013312

"Launch the Changing Tide," [sound recording] 17 November 1990

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: xx755_a_0003719

Scope and Contents note

This cassette consists primarily of assorted poets reading their own work, but the context of the event is ambiguous and the reasoning behind the choice of poets unclear. No poets are identified by full name.
Box 8-12


Scope and Contents note

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