Papers of James Carmichael, 1894-1966, labour MP, Bridgeton Division, Glasgow, Scotland, 1947-1961

Scope and Content

  • Notes and press cuttings accompanying printed books 1817-1958

Administrative / Biographical History

James Carmichael was a member of Glasgow City Council from  1929-1947  and was originally elected in 1946 as a candidate for the Independent Labour Party, of which he had been a lifelong member, he was to be the last ILP Member of Parliament. A year after his election he joined the Labour Party and represented his constituency in Parliament as a Labour MP. The collection contributes to our understanding of the intellectual background and political formation of those who gave a cogent voice to the arguments against the capitalism of the time.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Donated by Rt Hon. Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

Other Finding Aids

Details of descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue accessible from the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number Sp Coll Carmichael and MS Gen 554.

Alternative Form Available

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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Custodial History



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Location of Originals

This material is original


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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 April 2005


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