Audio-visual material

DSCN5152-compressedThe Conservative Party Archive holds a small but growing audio-visual collection, in a variety of formats ranging from gramophone recordings of Stanley Baldwin's speech at an election rally in 1928 to WebCameron footage on Mini-DV tapes following David Cameron's progress during the 2010 General Election campaign.

With a range of many different formats, including both analogue and digital audio and video footage, the process to convert these is slow, but a list of what has so far been identified and catalogued is available here. Work is ongoing as further material is identified, and this list will continue to expand.

The majority of the collection consists of recordings of annual Conservative Party conferences and party political broadcasts. A more complete collection of both of these can be found at the BFI National Archive (formerly the National Film & Television Archive) using their online search form, which also holds copies of early films produced by the Conservative & Unionist Films Association from the 1930s-1940s.

Extracts from some of the recordings and footage held in the Conservative Party Archive will be added to this page in the near future.

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