Bedford Constituency/Divisional Labour Party (BLP)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute books and financial records of the Bedford Constituency/Divisional Labour Party, 1923-1970, including minutes of the Executive Committee, 1923-1925, 1952-1969; minutes of the Sub-Committee, 1923-1925; minutes of the Organisation and Propaganda Committee, 1923-1925, 1938; minutes of the Organisation Committee, 1923-1925; minutes of the Conference of the Bedford Divisional Labour Party, 1923-1925; minutes of the Individual Members Meeting, 1923-1925; minutes of the Joint Trade Union Meeting, 1923-1925; minutes of the Finance Committee, 1923-1925, 1952-1956; minutes of the Literature and Propaganda Committee, 1923-1925; minutes of the Bedford Town Council Labour Group, 1939-1947; minutes of the General Committee and Annual General Meeting, 1947-1957, 1967-1969; minutes of the Women's Section, 1925-1934; minutes of the meetings of the Bedford Constituency Labour Party Young Socialists, 1966-1968, with correspondence; expenditure account books, 1949-1970; press cuttings book, 1954-1958; and attendance register, 1956-1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following section: minutes, material of the Women's Section, material of the Young Socialists, financial records, other.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from public use for preservation purposes. The microfilm must be used. Apply to Archivist for originals.

Other Finding Aids

Temporary handlist and online catalogue available.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1998. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 572-574).

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service hold papers of the BLP, 1919-1991 (Ref: X494).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

Given by the Bedford Labour Party in 1970.