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Cyprus: Pressure Groups Material

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 PG.CY
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: Cyprus: Pressure Groups Material
Date(s): 1957-1994
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The majority of the materials held here relate to the 1974 coup in Cyprus and the subsequent Turkish military intervention. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriot expatriate groups are represented, and there is also older material arguing for an independent Cyprus.


Scope and content/abstract:

Proposals, statements and pamphlets, 1957-1994, issued by the Britain-Cyprus Committee, the Britain Turkish Cyprus Committee, the Committee for the Cyprus Scroll, the Cypriot Students Association, the Pancyprian Committee of Parents and Relatives of Undeclared P.O.W.s and Missing Persons and the Yialousa (Cyprus) Association.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Greek

System of arrangement:

Alphabetically by group, and then in rough chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all for research purposes; access is free for anyone in higher education.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can usually be obtained - apply to library staff.

Finding aids:

Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT).

Archival Information

Archival history:

The Commonwealth Political Parties Materials collection was begun in 1960-61, with special emphasis being placed then, as now, on "primary material such as party constitutions, policy statements, convention reports and election manifestos." (ICS, Twelfth Annual Report 1960-1961). Since then, the main method of gathering material has been to appeal directly to political parties throughout the Commonwealth, though contributions from Institute members and staff following visits to relevant countries have been significant.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Cyprus: Trades Unions Material (TU.CY), Cyprus: Political Parties Material (PP.CY), and Cyprus, Northern: Political Parties Material (PP.CYN) as well as Political Party, Trades Unions and Pressure Group Materials for other Commonwealth countries and related material in the library's main classified sequence, all held at the ICS.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies.

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:
Created 03/03/2004 AIM25

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