Primary sources for Green History material

The Green Party has not been very consistent about where (and if) archive material is stored.

The Green Party Office is believed to hold some material including the Peter Allen archive. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nick Martin for general material, Chris Rose for elections archive.

There are at least four UK Univesities which hold boxes of early archive material

  • Teesside University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Suzanne Heywood This is said to be the most comprehensive collection and was, as of last year (2015), undergoing some cataloguing. They don't have much from the earliest period.
  • University of Warwick: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - James King and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This collection is quite small, probably set up because the founders went to school in Warwick.
  • Strathclyde University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -Wolfgang Rudig Built up by Wolfgang himself a lot of this is his personal collection. Wolfgang is a Green Party historian.
  • LSE: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They have a few more recent pieces of Green Party material

There are also a number of individuals who may have old material and who may be willing to be contacted by genuine researchers. If there is no link here then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing who you are, who you wish to contact and the reason for your request.

  • Michael Benfield personal archive. Many documents from early days of PEOPLE and Ecology Party.
  • David Taylor. Green Collective, early Green Gatherings. Green CND

There are also rumours of local party archives in Oxford and Devon...

... there is undoubtably more out there. If you have, or know of, historical material relating to PEOPLE, Movement for Survival, Ecology Party, Green Party or other elements of the green movement in the UK from 1970-2000 (and beyond) then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We can help with scanning material and making it available as resources on the Green-History.uk website (under-development, launching Jan 2017) or on this site if it relates to SW Green Party history.

See the References page for links to sites/pages with articles or items commenting on aspects of green history or used as sources for articles on this site (secondary sources).

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