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General Strike, 1926-05 - 1926-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/7
Scope and Contents

Includes: letter from LSA to his constituency (Sparkbrook, Birmingham [Warwickshire]), explaining why he could not leave London, and putting the Government position on the strike; issue of the British Gazette; issue of the Birmingham Central strike bulletin; issues of Punch, produced during and after the strike; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the strike.

Dates: 1926-05 - 1926-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Newspapers published during the General Strike, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HTRY 13/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes newspapers published during the General Strike.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Copies of The Evening Standard, Evening Gazette, and Evening News all published during the General Strike, 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 6/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The 'Churchill Additional' collection is distinct from Sir Winston Churchill's own papers because the 'Churchill Additional' material has a different provenance (it was not maintained with Sir Winston's own archive) and cannot be considered as having been generated by the same processes as Sir Winston's papers. Much of the collection was not generated, accumulated or received by Churchill, but came from various different sources. It includes a diverse range of material: correspondence, with...
Dates: 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Portfolio of newspapers from the General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHWL/PE 27 (box 80)
Scope and Contents

Includes the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, with a copy of King George V's message to the nation, issued after the end of the strike.

Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

["The General Strike"], 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567/1-19
Scope and Contents

Draft proof of an article by WSC on the General Strike including: the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919; liaison with the Trade Unions; his decisions and concerns as Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Royal Commission; Ernest Bevin, Ramsay Macdonald and the Trade Union Congress; the press; Government organisation for the transport and distribution of food; the British Gazette and the end of the strike. Typescript proofs annotated with amendments and corrections in black ink by WSC.

Dates: 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Interview with Fred Ravey regarding the miners' strike of 1926, 1991 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 15/2/54
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.

Dates: 1991 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The collection is open to consultation by researchers. Please ask staff advice about accessing the audio-visual materials in WCHL 15/3 and 4.
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Official: Cabinet: General Strike., 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: draft statements on the Government position; Walter Citrine, Acting Secretary, Trades Union Congress (2); notes on the Special Constabulary; Frederick Britten Austin on broadcasting coverage (2); Frederick Guest on broadcasting and Union strike pay (2); Reginald Hoare; a copy of the Birmingham Trade Union Strike Bulletin; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to use the Special Constabulary and the Territorial...
Dates: 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and political: newspapers relating to the General Strike., May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Article by Kenneth Headlam-Morley on the miners’ strike and pit conditions in Durham, 1926-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HDLM 3/126
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes: JWHM's early work as a student, lecturer, classicist and historian; numerous articles and book reviews; several works on Bismarck and 19th century Germany; JWHM's writing on South Africa in association with 1st Lord Loch; entries for the Encyclopaedia Britannica; articles on Germany in the First World War and the Versailles Treaty; material on the posthumous publication of JWHM's "Studies in Diplomatic History"; some articles by Kenneth Headlam-Morley, mainly relating to the Saar...
Dates: 1926-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

(Untitled), 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148/1
Scope and Contents

Souvenir volume of the British Gazette in miniature comprising facsimiles of all editions of the British Gazette covering the period of the General Strike and giving information about the government's actions to counteract the strike. Printed.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

Memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury], 22 Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68/13-14
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from WSC on the proposed Trade Unions bill and the Civil Service, commenting "Everyone knows that efforts were made to get the Civil Service to strike" during the General Strike. Typescript.

Dates: 22 Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Sub-Series

The General Strike, May 1926, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Templewood/V/File 6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, papers, articles and notes concerning the General Strike, May 1926.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: conclusions 11 - 34., 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/128
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the support of civil power during the General Strike; emergency mobilisation; the emergency electricity and food supply; special constables; emergency fuel supplies; dock arrangements; picketing; volunteer labour; coal imports; a review of Emergency Organisation after the General Strike.

Dates: 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: The British Gazette: souvenirs., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148
Scope and Contents

Includes a souvenir volume of the British Gazette published during the General Strike and a photograph of a luncheon of those involved in publishing the newspaper.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/6
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper cuttings on the strike.

Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/7
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper cuttings on the strike.

Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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Press cuttings: Party general and political general, 1984-09 - 1986-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 18/11
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Militant in Liverpool; the 1984 Party Conference; the Fulham by-election [London], 1986; the Brecon and Radnor by-election, [Wales], 1985; the miners’ strike; reselection of parliamentary candidates.

Dates: 1984-09 - 1986-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

(Untitled), [1926]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148/2
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a luncheon party attended by those involved in the publication of the British Gazette [during the General Strike] including WSC. Annotated on the reverse "Miss [Clarice] Fisher to keep (British Gazette luncheon)".

Dates: [1926]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

"Misleading statements as to the breakdown", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/51-53
Scope and Contents

Paper on beliefs about the causes of the General Strike including: the closing of the "Daily Mail" and other threats to newspapers; lookout notices issued by coal owners; and on the need for the government to issue information in printed form and through using trained speakers. Carbon typescript with manuscript additions, annotated "Keep". In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Cuttings, pamphlets and notes regarding coal and the General Strike., 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 1/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Material relating to Noel-Baker's time as Labour Member of Parliament for Coventry.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

"Memorandum of facts with regard to the coal dispute", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/54-64
Scope and Contents

Paper on the "rights and wrongs" of the coal dispute which led to the General Strike on subjects including: slump in trade in coal; subsidy of miners' wages; report of the Coal Commission and reaction of the miners; attitude of the coal owners; failure of negotiations; and rates of pay for miners. Typescript. In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: Cabinet: papers 170 - 200., 17 May 1922 - 15 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/94
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham, Attorney-General] on leaks to the press about the Budget; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on Government lands and buildings; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill and the Local Government Franchise (Extension to Companies) Bill; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on Government lands...
Dates: 17 May 1922 - 15 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 10 Jun 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/152/94-95
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne on the award of honours to printers and others who worked on the "British Gazette" during the General Strike and WSC's memories of the strike. Typescript copy.

Dates: 10 Jun 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 Unknown

"Russian Money", 11 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/96/4-15
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by the Home Secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], on the influx of Soviet money and State companies into London. Subjects covered include: possible expulsion of the Russian embassy and state institutions because of actions during the General Strike and prevention of influx of money from the Soviet Union; political and financial connections between the Communist Party and Trade Unions in Great Britain. Typescript with pencil annotations.

Dates: 11 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Bevin's account of the General Strike presented at the Area Secretaries' conference held to discuss the miners' lock-out, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BEVN II 7/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Papers consist of political papers, correspondence, speeches and press cuttings, mainly relating to Trade Unions, the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and the Foreign Office.

Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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