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About us

The Modern Records Centre, founded in October 1973, is the main British repository for national archives of trade unions and employers' organisations, and also has strong collections relating to pressure groups, fringe political parties and transport.

Find out more about our holdings 

Find out how to use the Centre

Explore our guides to common research subjects - including sources for family history

Teaching and learning

Looking to make your work stand out? Find out how we can help students and teachers to use primary sources:

Resources for Warwick students

Assistance for Warwick teachers

School visits

Explore contemporary and historical issues with guest speakers through our events and series

Explore further

Want to sample our collections online? Explore our digitised archives and exhibitions:

Digital collections

Moving archives

Speaking archives

Showcase

WarwickMRC blog

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