The newspapers in this collection provide an insight into the key events and chronology of the 1984-5 Miners' Strike. Besides newspapers the collection includes a small amount of cartoons, postcards, posters, pamphlets and photocopies of material on miners' wives.
The 1984-5 Miners' Strike newspaper collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Local branches of the NUM and other organisations, which supported the striking miners, produced the newspapers in this collection.
The newspapers have been grouped by title and then arranged chronologically.
The collection includes copies of :
- The Durham Striker
- Women's Fightback
- Labour Weekly
- The News Line
- The Miner
- NUM Minutes of meetings of the National Executive Committee, 1984-1985
Conditions Governing Access
Access by appointment.
In 1990 The Labour Party Archive and Library moved from Walworth Road, London to join the People's History Museum (formerly National Museum of Labour History) in Manchester. The Miners' Strike newspapers are now held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre, which is based at the head office of the People's History Museum and managed by the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.
Collection level description created by Janette Martin. February 2004.
Other Finding Aids
A full list of newspaper titles and issues available can be consulted in the search room at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents. Prior written permission must be obtained from the Archive for publication or reproduction of any material within the Archive. Please contact the Labour History Archive and Study Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD Tel.: +44 (0)161 228 7212.
No further appraisal, destruction or scheduling is expected to take place.
Accruals are not expected.