Communist Party of Great Britain

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1008 ORG/CPGB
  • Dates of Creation
      1920 - 2010
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      90 boxes

Scope and Content

Papers of the Communist Party of Great Britain consisting mainly of district and branch papers, especially those of Lancashire and Cheshire District, North West District, Manchester and Salford Area and Greater Manchester Area. There are smaller collections of branch material from other areas around the United Kingdom


  • ORG/CPGB/1 - National Congresses
  • ORG/CPGB/2 - National committees and departments
  • ORG/CPGB/3 - Other national papers
  • ORG/CPGB/4 - Young Communist League and its branches
  • ORG/CPGB/5 - Daily Worker/Morning Star
  • ORG/CPGB/6 - Communist Party district and branch papers
  • ORG/CPGB/7 - other papers

Access Information

Open for consultation.

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Other Finding Aids

The full catalogue is available online on the Working Class Movement Library's Web Site -

Related Material

National Communist Party of Great Britain archives are held at the People's History Museum, Manchester