Research Collections


Communist Party of Great Britain: Scottish Committee Archive

Reference codes, titles and dates of Archive

Reference Code: GB1847 CPGBSC
Records of the Communist Party of Great Britain Scottish Committee
Date of creation of material:

Level of description:
24 metres 

Administrative history

Name of Creator: Communist Party of Great Britain: Scottish Committee.
Administrative History:
This administrative history was witten by Dr Douglas Chalmers, last Scottish Secretary of the CPGB.
The Early Years
From Class Against Class, To A Soviet Britain
Looking Forward and The British Road to Socialism
1960s to 1990s
The CPGB in Scotland
Archival History: Retained by Willie Thompson and Douglas Chalmers.
Immediate source of acquisition
: Main transfer took place in July 2001 followed by numerous smaller deposits.

What is in the Archive

Scope and Content Abstract: An Archive documenting the work of the CPGB Scottish Committee including committee minutes and papers, Congress material, correspondence, background papers, subject files and publications. The majority of the material relates from the 1960s onwards although some earlier material does exist.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: This material has been appraised in line with GB1847 procedures.
: None expected.
System of Arrangement
: The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

Getting access and using the Archive

Conditions Governing Access: Open by arrangement with the Archivist.
Copyright/Conditions Governing Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
Language of Material
: English.
Physical Characteristics:
None that affect the use of this material.
Finding Aids
: Some handlists for the Collection exist. 

Other collections of similar subject matter

Location of Originals: This material is original.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
Related units of description
Research Collections holds various archives and collections which deal with subjects covered by this Archive.

Further details of related material can be found on the appropriate links page.

Publication note:  

Archive contact

Carole McCallum (University Archivist)
Telephone - +44 (0)141 273 1188
Email –  

Notes relating to the preparation of this description

Description Compilation Details: Complied by Carole McCallum, University Archivist, July 2008.





Last Updated: 18 August, 2009
Edited by:

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