- 1950, 1979 to date (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
The Scottish Election Ephemera collection was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde to house the election material which was collected and digitised as part of the ASPECT project during the 1999 Scottish Parliament election. Since then we have continued to collect material for all elections taking place in Scotland in order to provide a rich research resource for students and researchers.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Election literature including campaign leaflets, manifestos and publications produced by political parties for Scottish constituencies. Primarily covering all elections since the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999, there is also a selection of earlier donated material present.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected following each election taking place in Scotland.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged by parliament (Scottish, Westminster, European or local government), and within that chronologically.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Typed item level list available in reading room.