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General Election 1992

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 GENERAL ELECTION 1992
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: General Election 1992
Date(s): 1992
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 19 boxes
Name of creator(s): BLPES


Administrative/Biographical history:

Requests for donations of election ephemera were sent out by the BLPES to candidates of all parties throughout the United Kingdom during the 1992 general election campaign, and major deposits were received. Material was also collected by BLPES staff and students.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material relating to the 1992 General Election, including addresses, leaflets, posters and other ephemera from throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, representing all political parties, including the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the Scottish National Party, the Green Party, the Natural Law Party, and a range of parties from Northern Ireland.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Placed in alphabetical order by constituency. Material issued by party central offices and material for local elections was sorted to the end of the collection.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Most documents can be photocopied.

Finding aids:

On-line catalogue available.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Compiled by British Library of Political and Economic Science.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The BLPES holds a large quantity of election ephemera.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2000

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