Cyprus: Pressure Groups Material

Scope and Content

Proposals, statements and pamphlets, 1957-1994, issued by the Britain-Cyprus Committee, the Britain Turkish Cyprus Committee, the Committee for the Cyprus Scroll, the Cypriot Students Association, the Pancyprian Committee of Parents and Relatives of Undeclared P.O.W.s and Missing Persons and the Yialousa (Cyprus) Association.

Administrative / Biographical History

The majority of the materials held here relate to the 1974 coup in Cyprus and the subsequent Turkish military intervention. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriot expatriate groups are represented, and there is also older material arguing for an independent Cyprus.


Alphabetically by group, and then in rough chronological order.

Access Information

Open to all for research purposes; access is free for anyone in higher education.

Acquisition Information

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Other Finding Aids

Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT).

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can usually be obtained - apply to library staff.

Custodial History

The Commonwealth Political Parties Materials collection was begun in 1960-61, with special emphasis being placed then, as now, on "primary material such as party constitutions, policy statements, convention reports and election manifestos." (ICS, Twelfth Annual Report 1960-1961). Since then, the main method of gathering material has been to appeal directly to political parties throughout the Commonwealth, though contributions from Institute members and staff following visits to relevant countries have been significant.


No further accruals are expected

Related Material

See also Cyprus: Trades Unions Material (TU.CY), Cyprus: Political Parties Material (PP.CY), and Cyprus, Northern: Political Parties Material (PP.CYN) as well as Political Party, Trades Unions and Pressure Group Materials for other Commonwealth countries and related material in the library's main classified sequence, all held at the ICS.