The Albert Sloman Library
The University of Essex

SDP Archive: Lord (Alec) McGivan / Campaign for Labour Victory

The archives of Lord (Alec) McGivan are divided into three main sectors:

I. The Campaign for Labour Victory (CLV) and Labour Party Conference material 1978-1980

II. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) material, including material relating to by-elections

III.  Social and Liberal Democrats / Liberal Democrats papers

The following list provides an indication of the material contained in this archive. At the time of writing (May 2001) further work remains to be done on the sorting and listing of box contents.

I. Campaign for Labour Victory

Archives box 1. Lists of CLV members and key contacts

Archives box 2. Card index of CLV members and key contacts

File boxes

Box 1 - CLV Steering Committee; statistical analysis of Westminster seats

Box 2 - CLV Conferences, 1979 and 1980

Box 3 - Correspondence 1977

Box 4 - Correspondence 1978

Box 5 - Correspondence 1979 - 1981

Box 6 - CLV circulars

Box 7 - CLV publications and leaflets

Box 8 - Labour Party conferences 1978 and 1979

Box 9 - Labour Party conference 1980; Election of Labour party leader; speeches and press releases

Box 10 - Labour Party speeches and press releases: Left wing literature

Box 11 - Labour Party: Commission of Enquiry into [its] Organisation, 1980

Box 12 - Social Democratic Alliance; Association of Democratic Groups; Campaign for Labour Party Democracy; Committee of Labour Democracy

II. SDP papers

Box 13 - Early letters of support

Box 14 - Launch of SDP; early policy statements; SDP organisation and finance

Box 15 - Speeches of 'The Gang of Four'

Box 16 - National Committee

Box 17 - Organisation Committee; SDP units of organisation

Box 18 - Co-ordinating Committee; Steering Committee; Finance Committee; Policy Committee

Box 19 - By-election Committee; By-election Working Group; Campaigning Working Group; Social & Liberal Democrats; Organisers & Agents Association; Membership Group

Box 20 - Press releases; SDP Constitution

Box 21 - Area Party circulars; Area Party organization and correspondence; Welsh Consultative Assembly

Box 22 - Area Party circulars

Box 23 - Membership; recruitment; Campaign '84

Box 24 - SDP office organization; miscellaneous; Correspondence with solicitors

Box 25 - Joint selection [with Liberals]; Joint Westminster Election Group; SDP Westminster Election Group; General Election Seats Group; General Election Unit

Box 26 - Constituency surveys

Boxes 27 and 28 - Seat targeting

Box 29 - Parliamentary candidate selections

Box 30 - Liberal Negotiating Team papers; Seat negotiations [with the Liberals]

Box 31 - By-election planning papers

Box 32 - By-election leaflets (general); National election material, 1983; By-election newspapers

By-election files

Box 33 - Bath; Banbury; Beaconsfield; Birmingham; Brecon & Radner; Cambridge; Cardiff; Carmarthen; Chesterfield; Clydesdale; Coatbridge & Airdrie

Box 34 -Crosby; Croydon; Cynon Valley

Box 35 - Darlington; Derbyshire; Dorset; Dundee

Box 36 - Ealing; Edinburgh; Falmouth & Camborne; Fulham

Box 37 - Fulham

Box 38 - Gateshead; Glamorgan; Gower; Greenwich

Box 39 - Greenwich

Box 40 - Harrogate; Hertfordshire; Hillhead (Glasgow)

Box 41 - Islington; Knowsley; Milton Keynes; Mitcham & Morden; Newcastle-under-Lyme; Newham; Norfolk NW; Oxford & Abingdon; Peckham

Box 42 - Peckham

Box 43 - St Ives; Stafford; Stockton; Tyne bridge

Box 44 - Tyne bridge; Western Isles

Box 45 - Warrington

Boxes 46 - 54 - Newspaper cuttings

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III. Social & Liberal Democrats

Box 55 - Policy declaration 1988; Circulars and correspondence; Group papers; Press releases; Publicity

Box 56 - Federal Executive / Interim Federal Executive; Federal Finance; Joint Review Body; 1991 Planning Group

Box 57 - Publications