Scott, Duncan Archive

Scope and Content

This collection contains research files and publications around Dr Duncan Scott's 1972 PhD thesis, "A Political Sociology of Minorities - The Impact of Coloured Immigrants on Local Politics". These files include newspaper cuttings, political pamphlets and publicity material and transcriptions of interviews done with members of the local community from across the political and ethnic spectrum. Audio tapes were lost many years ago.

Administrative / Biographical History

Files constructed and maintained by the creator in order to facilitate his research. First batch of material acquired in 2014, a further accrual in 2016.

Access Information

Real names may require redaction before production in marked documents. Other files contain qualitiative interviews with names changed to pseudonyms, and may require inspection before production as sensitive files.

Conditions Governing Use

All lies with D Scott.

Appraisal Information

Some weeding and re-organisation done by the creator prior to deposit, so no further work necessary.

Custodial History

Maintain by the creator in personal filing system (key transferred)


For an article written on the collection see: Hopkinson, Joe (2016) A Sociological Tableau of Inter-Ethnic Relations In Huddersfield: The Duncan Scott Archive At Heritage Quay. Postgraduate Perspectives on the Past, 2 (1). pp. 25-36. ISSN 2397-6918