Museum collections

University of Warwick Modern Records Centre

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The principal objectives of the Centre are to locate and preserve primary sources for modern British social, political and economic history. The Centre focuses in particular on the national history of industrial relations, industrial politics and labour history.  The main strengths of the archive holdings are: the records of trade unions and related organisations; the records of trade associations, employers’ organisations and related bodies; motor and related industry records (especially through formal agreement with Rover/British Motor Industry Heritage Trust); records relating to cycling (the National Cycle Archive); records of radical British political movements; and records of pressure groups and other organisations concerned with social and penal reform, human rights, disarmament, education and health.  The British Petroleum Archive is held in the same building as the Modern Records Centre and may be consulted there.


social history political history economic history archive trade associations motor industry cycling human rights diarmament education health

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Modern Records Centre
University Library
University of Warwick
United Kingdom


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