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World-renowned collections on London history, labour and socialist history, freethought and humanism, co-operation, and protest and campaigning.

The Bodleian Library is a working library with a fascinating history dating from 1602-20.

The UK’s national library.

A searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections at the LSE Archives and Senate House Library.

Musings, information & illustrations about the Chartists from Stephen Roberts

The Chartist Ancestors site lists the names of participants in the Chartist cause. The names included on the site are drawn from newspapers, court records and books of the time, from later histories and other sources.

The Economic History Society supports research and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined. It publishes the Economic History Review, organises conferences and workshops, and finances research fellowships, grants, bursaries and prizes.

With more than 50 branches around the UK, the Historical Association supports the study, teaching and enjoyment of history at all levels.

Contains the archives of the the Co-operative Women’s Guild, the International Women\‘s Co-operative Guild, the National Council for Civil Liberties, the Socialist Medical Association and the Union of Democratic Control.

A virtual exhibition containing documents from IALHI institutions, which chronicle the history of the labour movement around the world.

The IHR provides resources for historians, including a major research library, digital projects, seminars and lectures, conferences, books and journals, podcasts, MA/PhD study and research training.

The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) brings together archives, libraries, documentation centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world. It also runs the very useful Labour History News Service.

Based in Amsterdam, the International Institute of Social History is one of the world’s largest documentation and research centres in the field of social and economic history. Since its foundation in 1935, the Institute has dedicated itself to the collection, preservation and availability of the heritage of social movements worldwide.

The Irish Labour History Society organises conferences and events and also issues publications on Irish labour history, including its annual journal, Saothar.

Documents from the Jewish Labour Committee’s collection at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

Labour Heritage promotes the history of the Labour Movement, particularly among Labour Party members, Constituency Labour Parties and affiliated organisations.

The Labour History Archive and Study Centre, based at the People’s History Museum, holds the archives of working class organisations from the Chartists to New Labour, including the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain. LHASC also collects the personal papers of radical politicians, writers and activists.

Llafur brings together people interested in the history of the working class and its organisations, unions, co-operative societies or political bodies in Wales. The annual journal publishes articles on all aspects of the history of the Welsh people.

The official blog of the LSHG

The Modern Records Centre’s collections have a special focus on the history of industrial relations, industrial politics and labour history. They include the papers of the Trades Union Congress, and the Transport and General Workers’ Union, and the records of pressure groups like the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

The National Co-operative Archive’s collections include rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, films, photographs and oral histories relating to the history of the worldwide cooperative movement. Based in Central Manchester.

Britain’s oldest regional labour history society, dedicated to the study of working peoples’ history in the North East.

North West Labour History Society was formed in 1973 to promote and popularise the knowledge and study of all aspects of labour history in the north west of England

For more than a quarter of a century, Radical History Review has stood at the point where rigorous historical scholarship and active political engagement converge. The journal is edited by a collective of historians—men and women with diverse backgrounds, research interests, and professional perspectives.

Preserves the history of the labor movement and the labor history of the New York area.

The Royal Historical Society promotes and defends the scholarly study of the past.

The Social History Society promotes social and cultural history through teaching, research, publication and its annual conference.

The SHS holds regular events, public meetings and one-off conferences, and contributes to current historical debates and controversies.

The UK government’s official archive, based in Kew.

Includes material relating to the Match Girls’ Strike of 1888, the General Strike of 1926, Robert Tressell’s “Ragged Trousered Philanthropists”, and digitised TUC reports.

Based at London Metropolitan University, the TUC library collections contain books, pamphlets and other material collected from unions, pressure groups and campaign movements both in the UK and internationally since the second half of the 19th century.

A unique collection capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary peoples’ efforts to improve their world. Based in Salford.