Collection T-SEE - Scottish Election Ephemera

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GB 249 T-SEE


Scottish Election Ephemera


  • 1950, 1979 to date (Creation)

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7 metres
Paper; books

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Archival history

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.

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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.

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Further accruals are expected following each election taking place in Scotland.

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The collection is arranged by parliament (Scottish, Westminster, European or local government), and within that chronologically.

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  • English

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