Minute books of the Forest Town Branch of the Labour Party; 1960-1978

Scope and Content

The collection comprises two hard-backed minute books recording meetings of the branch. The entries are written in manuscript and signed by the Chairman. They refer to meetings from 17 Feb. 1960 to 29 Oct. 1967 (MS 778/1) and 19 Nov. 1967 to 12 Mar. 1978 (MS 778/2).

Administrative / Biographical History

This local branch of the Labour Party was known as the East Ward Labour Party until May 1975. It proposed candidates and fought elections for the East Ward of Mansfield Woodhouse Urban District Council until the Council's abolition in 1974, and then for the Forest Town Ward of Mansfield District Council. It also supported Labour Party candidates for the parliamentary constituency of Mansfield, and campaigned on local issues.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The collection was given to the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in 1995.