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Guides

Research

General guidance on archives and archival research:

Interpreting archives

Citation guidelines

Finding archives elsewhere

Research guides arranged by subject:

Family history:

Are you looking for an ancestor? (information on sources for genealogy at the Modern Records Centre, arranged by occupation)

Occupational Guide (pdf)

Business and industry:

Sources for business history

Brewers' organisations

Cinema history

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) predecessors

Motor industry sources

Finding-aid to employment sectors represented in our digitised interview recordings

Education, health and social welfare:

History of education

History of health and work

Guide to resources on mental health

History of social work

Sources for the history of disability and disability rights

International events and issues:

The Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Britain and Europe

Germany, 1918-1950

Sources for the study of Latin America

Sources for the study of South Asia

The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39

Linguistics and phonetics:

Finding-aid to the various accents in our digitised interview recordings

Local History:

Archive sources on Coventry at the Modern Records Centre

Politics:

Anarchist, Libertarian and Syndicalist sources

Trotskyist sources

Protest and pressure groups:

The Anti-Vietnam War movement

Peace movement and pacifist history

Sexuality:

LGBTQUA+ history

Trade unionism:

The General Strike, 1926

The Grunwick dispute, 1976-8

The Miners' Strike, 1984-5

A guide to the archives of the Transport and General Workers' Union

Local labour records

Transport:

Cycling history

Motor industry sources