13 February 2012
This 'Work in Progress' seminar, highlighting current cataloguing projects for modern political papers, consisted of two presentations, one on the archive of Roy Jenkins and the other on the Conservative Party Archive (CPA).
Liz McCarthy provided an overview of the contents of the archive [PDF,133kb], focusing especially on a key component, the files of the Conservative Research Department (CRD), the subject of a major cataloguing drive. Linking up with the presentation on the Jenkins papers, this paper explored CRD documents monitoring the launch and development of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
A gallery of the original documents used in the seminar is below.