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National databases which can help you to locate sources:

  • Find an archive: Contact details for all UK archive repositories
  • National Register of Archives: Information about the location of archive collections relevant to British history, searchable by names of organisations, individuals and families. The NRA has now been incorporated into the National Archives' main catalogue - use the advanced search option to search for the names of 'Record creators'
  • Archives Hub: Descriptions of major collections within many UK higher education institutions - including the Modern Records Centre
  • CASBAH: Guide to research resources relating to Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian peoples in the UK
  • DANGO (Database of Archives of Non-Governmental Organisations): Information on the availability of records relating to non-governmental organisations and pressure groups active in the UK since 1945
  • UK Web Archive: Content from thousands of UK websites collected since 2004
  • Australian Trade Union Archives: Online gateway for researchers of labour history, designed to link together historical detail, archival resources, published material and current information about Australian industrial organisations, mainly including trade unions and also employer bodies

Repositories with related holdings:

  • The National Archives (TNA), London: The official public archive of the United Kingdom government, TNA holds records covering more than 1,000 years of history. Government records which have been selected for permanent preservation are sent to The National Archives. TNA online catalogue also includes descriptions of selected archive collections held by other UK archive repositories
  • The British Library, London: Main repository for published sources in the UK. As well as books, BL collections include national and local newspapers, journals and ephemera
  • International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam: Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations
  • London School of Economics (LSE) Archives and Special Collections: Nationally important collections which cover modern British political, economic and social history, including women's history (through the Women's Library)
  • Labour History Archive and Study Centre at the People's History Museum, Manchester: Specialist repository for the political wing of the labour movement. Among its records of working-class political organisations are those of the Chartists, the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain. It also holds the records of radical politicians, writers and left-wing organisations
  • The Marx Memorial Library, London: Sources for researchers interested in studying Marx and Marxism, including key collections on the Spanish Civil War, Russia and the printing trade
  • National Co-operative Archive, Manchester: Records relating to the history of the worldwide co-operative movement, from the eighteenth century to the present day
  • Swansea University Archive and Research Collections: Including the South Wales Miners' Library and South Wales Coalfield Collection
  • Trades Union Congress Library Collections at London Metropolitan University: Major research library for the study of all aspects of trade unions and collective bargaining with both historical and contemporary coverage (collections complement the TUC archive held at the Modern Records Centre). The TUC History Online website includes digitised reports of TUC conferences between 1868-1968, together with other significant material regarding trade union history
  • Working Class Movement Library, Salford: The WCML holds a collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, archives and artefacts concerning the history of the labour movement, including substantial collections of material on trade unions

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