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British Documents on the End of Empire: a Research Guide: British Documents on the End of Empire Book Set

British Documents on the End of Empire comprises three series of books produced by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. They contain largely previously unpublished materials from the official archives of t

British Documents on the End of Empire Book Set

British Documents on the End of Empire comprises three series of books produced by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. They contain largely previously unpublished materials from the official archives of the British Public Record Office (now U.K. National Archives).  The goal is to locate and analyse key documentation charting shifts in the political, social, and economic policies of officials, both at home and in the colonies.

They can be used to study race relations, cultures, nationalisms, independence, and other concepts related to the Commonwealth and to the end of the Empire.

Series A is volumes of general British government documents relating to the British Empire. Series B is volumes on particular countries. Series C  volumes are guides to archival sources at the Public Record Office.  Here is a list of the volumes M.S.U. Libraries owns:

Series A
v. 1 Imperial Policy and Colonial Practice, 1925-1945 Main DA 10 .B75 1992 pts. 1-2

v. 2 Labour Government and the End of Empire, 1945-1951 Main DA 18 .L23 1992 pts. 1-4

v. 2 Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1951-1957 Main DA 18 .C66 1994 pts. 1-3

v. 4 Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1957-1964 Main DA 18 .C667 2000 pts. 1-2

v. 5 East of Suez and the Commonwealth, 1964-1971 Main DA 16 .E27 2004 pts. 1-2, pt 3 requested

Series B
v. 1 Ghana Main GT 511 .G47 1992 pts. 1-2

v. 2 Sri Lanka Main DS 489.5 .S75 1997 pts. 1-2

v. 3 Malaya Main DS 597 .M338 1995 pts. 1-3

v. 4 Egypt and the Defence of the Middle East, 1945-1949 Main UA 832 .E39 1998 pts. 1-3

v. 5 Sudan Main DT 156.7 .S83 1998 pts. 1-2

v. 6 West Indies Main F 2133 .W47 1999

v. 7 Nigeria Main DT 515.75 .N54 2001 v. 1-2

v. 8 Malaysia Main DS 596.4 .G7 M39 2004

v. 9 Central Africa Main JV 246 .C46 2005 pt. 1, pt. 2 being requested

v. 10 Fiji Main DU 600 .F55 2006

v. 11 Malta Main DG 994 .M35 2006a

Series C

v. 1 Records of the Colonial, Dominions, Commonwealth Relations, and Commonwealth Offices Main DA 10 .T58 1994 v. 1

v. 2 Records of the Cabinet, Foreign Office, Treasury and Other Records Main DA 10 .T58 1994 v. 2

 

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