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What has been digitised so far

Staff at the Modern Records Centre have digitised newspapers, bulletins, reports and other sources on the British General Strike from our extensive archive collections. More information about what we hold on the General Strike is included in our online research guide. An outline of what has been digitised so far is given below:

Newspapers and strike bulletins:

National newspapers printed during the General StrikeLink opens in a new window - including the Trades Union Congress newspapers (The Daily Herald, The British Worker and The Scottish Worker), editions of the government's newspaper (The British Gazette), Anti-Socialist Union Press Services, Daily Chronicle, Daily Express and Sunday Express, Daily Graphic, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, The Manchester Guardian Bulletin, Sunday Times and The Times, Sunday Pictorial, the Sunday Special and the Sunday Worker

Regional newspapers and bulletins produced during the General StrikeLink opens in a new window -

In London: editions of the Daily News and the Star, Ediswan News Bulletin, Evening News, Evening Standard, G.K.'s Weekly, London Emergency News, Marlborough News, The New Post, News Bulletin, the News Daily, The Orpington Journal, Stepney Council of Action Strike News, The Strand Gazette, Strike Budget and Strike Emergency Bulletin, Uxbridge & District Evening News, Westminster Worker, Workers Bulletin

Other areas of Britain: Aberdeen Evening Express, Astley's bulletin (Coventry), Birmingham Central Strike Bulletin, British Worker (Coventry and Newcastle editions), Coventry Trades Council Strike Bulletin, The Grimsby Chronicle and Strike Bulletin, The Leeds Citizen, Oxford Workers' Strike Bulletin, Merseyside Council of Action Bulletin, Sheffield Forward, Special Strike News (Birmingham), Strike Bulletin (Spen and District Trades and Labour Council)

Financial bulletinsLink opens in a new window - editions of The Financial News, the Investor News Bulletin and Manchester Guardian Commercial

Specialist bulletinsLink opens in a new window - editions of The Aeroplane, General Gazette, Industrial Daily News, Lloyd's List and Shipping Gazette, Sporting Times and War Cry

International bulletinsLink opens in a new window - The African World and Cape Cairo Express, Daily Mail continental edition and The Far East

 

Radio broadcasts:

'Wireless bulletinsLink opens in a new window': Transcriptions or summaries of BBC radio news bulletins, 4-14 May 1926, produced for the Trades Union Congress General Council.

 

Other archive material:

Internal Trades Union Congress reportsLink opens in a new windowLocal strike committee / trades council reportsLink opens in a new window LeafletsLink opens in a new window

 

Browse by day of the strike:

Day 1Link opens in a new window, Day 2Link opens in a new window, Day 3Link opens in a new window, Day 4Link opens in a new window, Day 5Link opens in a new window, Day 6Link opens in a new window, Day 7Link opens in a new window, Day 8Link opens in a new window, Day 9Link opens in a new window, and post-strikeLink opens in a new window.