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Our holdings: summary information

The Modern Records Centre is the main British repository for national archives of trade unions and employers' organisations, and also has strong collections relating to pressure groups, fringe political parties and cycling. The majority of our holdings date from the late 19th century onwards.

As well as archives of external organisations, we also hold the University of Warwick's own archive and provide access to rare books and undigitised academic theses on behalf of the university library.

The BP (British Petroleum) Archive

The British Petroleum Archive is located in the same building as the Modern Records Centre but is a separate organisation. For further information about their collection, please see the 'Our history' pages of the BP website or contact BP Archive staff directly at: BP Archive, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL; telephone: 024 7652 4522; e-mail: