Roy Jenkins archive

13 February 2012

The second of the two sessions focusing on the papers of Roy Jenkins, later Baron Jenkins of Hillhead (1920-2003) was held as part of the 'Work in Progress' seminar highlighting current cataloguing projects for modern political papers.

In this session Charlotte McKillop-Mash, archivist for the Roy Jenkins papers, outlined progress with the project [PDF,352kb] which began at the end of 2011. The session opened with the photograph featured on the cataloguing project webpage and continued with an opening from the diary of Roy Jenkinsí father, Arthur Jenkins (1882-1946) for 2-3 September 1939; Roy Jenkinsí letter to Prime Minister James Callaghan, 10 September 1976; a campaign poster for (what may be) the 1948 Southwark Central by-election; a list of speeches in the Winter/Spring of 1989; and a list of books Jenkins read in October 1991.

Images used in the talk are available in the gallery below, including Jenkins' resignation letter and the opening from Arthur Jenkins diary. Please also see the transcript of Roy Jenkins resignation letter [PDF, 75kb] and the transcript of two of Arthur Jenkins' September 1939 diary entries [PDF, 136kb].


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