Handsworth Constituency Labour Party

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The records comprise income and expenditure accounts, 1971-1972; Some fifty items of correspondence received, 1969-1972, including papers of a Temporary Co-ordinating Committee concerned with the 1974 local government reorganisation; miscellaneous publications and ephemera of other bodies, including items on the Common Market issue, 1970-72.

Administrative / Biographical History

[No information available].


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 in paper format to file level (with some item-level descriptions) in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for Handsworth Constituency Labour Party (GB 0152 AAR1941) and the Labour Party (GB 152 AAR1674).

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), West Midlands Region of the Labour Party (MSS.6), Coventry North Constituency Labour Party (MSS.7), Rugby Constituency Labour Party (MSS.10), East Midlands Region of the Labour Party (MSS.9), 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.