Papers of Tam Dalyell MP (b.1932), Labour politician

Scope and Content

Records concerning science and education policy and other issues.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tam Dalyell was born in 1932. A Labour member of parliament for West Lothian from 1962, he also served as parliamentary private secretary to Richard Crossman, 1964-1965 and 1967-1970. In 1989 he published 'Dick Crossman : a portrait'. He died on 26 January 2017.

Reference: Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, 'Who's Who of British Members of Parliament Volume 4: 1945-1979', (Sussex, 1981).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited with the Centre by Tam Dalyell in 1993.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the papers of Richard Crossman. Most of the rest of Tam Dalyell's papers are held by the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge (click URL below for summary of this collection). Some of his papers relating to Scottish devolution are held by the National Library of Scotland, and some of his constituency papers are held by the West Lothian Council Archives and Records Centre.