Papers of Arthur Greenwood

Scope and Content

Arthur Greenwood's papers consist of:  

  • Appointment diaries, 1917-53
  • Early life, 1902-20
  • Civil Service, 1916-21
  • Labour Party, 1917-68
  • MP for Nelson and Colne, 1919-31, with some Ministry of Health papers, 1924-31
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, 1923-5, and Minister of Health, 1925-31
  • MP for Wakefield, 1924-54
  • Member of the War Cabinet, 1940-2 and the Attlee government, 1946-7
  • Speeches and literary papers, 1903-54
  • Family correspondence and papers, 1880-1955
  • Photographs and newscuttings, 1880-1954
  • Printed material and memorabilia, 1911-54
  • Papers concerning memoirs and proposed biographies, 1949-79

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Lady Greenwood in 1982.