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General political papers, 1970-05 - 1982-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/16

Scope and Contents

Mainly consists of papers on foreign affairs, including: note on British arms sales to the Lebanon; copy of a letter from Maurice Macmillan to Edward Heath [Leader of the Conservative Party] urging him to defeat the Government on an amendment to the Queen's Speech; notes by JA on party policy [see AMEJ 2/1/70 for responses from colleagues]; letter urging JA's constituents to vote yes in the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Community; copy of a letter from Ndabaningi Sithole, President of Zimbabwe to Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, on the Zimbabwean Patriotic Front; briefings on Zimbabwe Rhodesia; briefings from the Foreign Affairs Research Institute; papers from a EUROSA conference, a union of European associations concerned with Southern Africa; articles on SALT [the strategic arms limitation treaty] and Iran; Foreign and Commonwealth Office briefings on détente and the Soviet threat, and black nationalist organisations in South Africa; copies of correspondence between Edmund Goldberger and Alan Walters [personal economic adviser to the Prime Minister] on economic policy.


  • Creation: 1970-05 - 1982-09


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 488

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1978-79.

Finding aid date

2011-08-19 14:37:48.543000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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