West Midlands Region of the Labour Party

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers include copy Reports of the Regional Organiser to the Labour Party National Agent, 1960-70; Reports to the 2nd and 13th annual meetings, 1944, 1956; Labour Party Young Socialists, West Midlands Committee : minutes, 1960-70 and annual reports, 1968-72; Mercia News, 1960-69; Birmingham Federation of Young Socialists : annual report, 1964-65; Reorganisation Sub-Committee report, 1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Midlands Region of the Labour Party was established in December 1942.

Reference: Deposit file for The West Midlands Region of the Labour Party.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre in 1973.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A catalogue is available to file level (with some item-level descriptions) electronically, at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/006.htm, and in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for West Midlands Region of the Labour Party (GB 152 AAR1939).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the papers of other local branches of the Labour Party in the Midlands area. For further details see Selly Oak Constituency Labour Party (MSS.1), Coventry North Constituency Labour Party (MSS.7), Handsworth Constituency Labour Party (MSS.8), East Midlands Region of the Labour Party (MSS.9), Rugby Constituency Labour Party (MSS.10), Coventry East Divisional Labour Party (MSS.85), Bexley Divisional Labour Party (MSS.94), and Warwick and Leamington Labour Party (MSS.133).

The records of the national Labour Party are held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre in Manchester.