Cambridge University Labour Party: Papers

Scope and Content

[1-3] Minute book, 1923-48 (including the election address of H. Lionel Elvin, 1935); account book, 1937-39; and financial papers, accounts and invoices, 1930-47.

[4] Correspondence and papers, 1935-45, mostly about meetings, membership, candidatures and subscriptions, including J.B. Priestley's election address, July 1945, and Sir Arthur Salter's Oxford election address, 1945.

[5] Correspondence of Peter Laslett, Secretary, 1946-47.

[6] Correspondence of H.M. Pelling, Secretary, 1947-48.

[7] Printed papers, including the Conservative Graduate Committee election address, 1945; Labour Party printed accounts, 1945; The Labour Party and Communist affiliation. A statement by the National Executive Committee, and notes for speakers, 1946; the National Conference of Labour women, 1946, Reports; and the broadsheet, Transport for the nation, on the Transport Bill.

Administrative / Biographical History

The party was formed in 1923 and affiliated to the Labour Party. It promoted the election of Labour candidates until University constituencies were abolished by the Representation of the People Act in 1948.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received in the Manuscripts Department, 1989.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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