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This page contains links to 'ready made searches' of our archive catalogues. The results of these searches are not comprehensive lists that show every relevant item in the Modern Records Centre, but instead show a selection of documents on particular themes. You can find information about other relevant archive material by searching our online catalogue.

The links are arranged in four sections: Nations (subjects listed by country), Society (social themes such as gender, race and crime), Ideologies (political), and War and Peace (sources regarding particular conflicts).

The searches within the catalogue can be arranged in date order by clicking on the 'Date' column heading.


Nations:

Pre-20th century British history

British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics, 1774-1835

Chartism

Victorian crime

Victorian education

Victorian women


20th century British history

The First World War: military and aid

The First World War: home front

The First World War and women

The First World War: opposition and the peace movement

Women's suffrage

Fascism in Britain, 1920s-1940s

The Home Front during the Second World War: Civil defence, air raid precautions and the Home Guard

The Home Front during the Second World War: Women at war

The 1945 general election

Responses towards immigration

Concern over juvenile delinquency and behaviour of children, 1950s


China

Pre-1949

Post-1949

The Japanese invasion of China and Sino-Japanese War, 1930s-1940s

China and Communism


Czechoslovakia

Prague Spring and Soviet invasion, 1968


Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa, 1920s-2000s

Kenya, 1920s-1960s


France

Occupied France and the French Resistance

France and Algerian independence, 1950s-1960s

May 1968


Germany

Germany, 1918-1932

Germany, 1933-1945

Germany, 1945-1960

Germany, 1961-1989

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, 1930s-1940s


India

India, 1900-1947


Ireland

Ireland, 1916-1922

Northern Ireland, 1968-1998 (Most archives at the Modern Records Centre were created by sections of the labour movement or left-wing political organisations, and therefore, in most cases, reflect pro-Republican views)


Italy

Fascism in Italy, 1920s-1940s

The Italian invasion of Abyssinia


Poland

Solidarność (Solidarity) movement, 1980s


Russia and the Soviet Union

Russia, 1914-1921

The "Stalin Revolution": The Purge Era and the Moscow Trials

Reports of visits by delegations or individuals to the Soviet Union, 1919-1960

The Soviet Union and the Second World War


South Africa

South Africa and apartheid


United States of America

Boom, Bust and the New Deal: The US economy in the 1920s and 1930s

US and World War II

Foreign Policy and the Cold War

McCarthyism and anti-Communism during the Cold War

Race, Segregation and Civil Rights

The Vietnam War


Society:

Gender

Victorian women

The First World War and women

Women's suffrage

The British Home Front during the Second World War: Women at war


Race

Britain: Responses towards immigration

Race, segregation and civil rights in the USA

South Africa and apartheid


Crime and punishment

Crime in the 19th century

Concern over juvenile delinquency and behaviour of children, 1950s


Ideologies:

Communism:

Russia, 1914-1921

The "Stalin Revolution": The Purge Era and the Moscow Trials

Reports of visits by delegations or individuals to the Soviet Union

China and Communism

McCarthyism and anti-Communism during the Cold War

Prague Spring and Soviet invasion, 1968


Fascism:

Germany, 1933-1945

Italy, 1920s-1940s

Fascism in Britain, 1920s-1940s

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, 1930s-1940s


War and Peace:

The First World War:

The First World War: military and aid

The First World War: home front

The First World War and women

The First World War: opposition and the peace movement


The Second World War:

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, 1930s-1940s

Occupied France and the French Resistance

The British Home Front: Civil defence, air raid precautions and the Home Guard

The British Home Front: Women at war

The Soviet Union and the Second World War

The United States and the Second World War


Other conflicts:

The Japanese invasion of China and Sino-Japanese War, 1930s-1940s

The Italian invasion of Abyssinia

The Korean War

The Vietnam War

Northern Ireland, 1968-1998 (Most archives at the Modern Records Centre were created by sections of the labour movement or left-wing political organisations, and therefore, in most cases, reflect pro-Republican views)

Urban guerilla movements of the 1970s