The London Liberal Foundation was formed in 1903 to assist in maintaining Liberal Associations in the London area, to secure candidates, and to further political education. Its name was changed to the London Liberal Party during a general reorganisation in October 1943.
Records of the London Liberal Foundation were deposited at London Metropolitan Archives on long-term loan on 26 February 1979. These consist of council and committee minutes 1920-1962, accounts 1930-1935 and a committee meeting attendance register 1970-1975.
The deposit also included minutes of the Holborn Liberal Association 1903-1907, minutes of the Peckham and Camberwell Liberal Association 1947-1954 and an account book of the Willesden Liberal Association 1965-1966.
A catalogue of these records is available at London Metropolitan Archives under reference number ACC/1446, and the records themselves are open for consultation.
An additional deposit was received on 13 September 1995, consisting of further minute books, account books, and administration and correspondence files dating from 1964 to 1988.
This deposit has not yet been catalogued, however, and is therefore available for consultation only with 48 hours notice.
London Metropolitan Archives is based in Islington, at 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB, 020 7332 3280, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma
Details of how to get to the record office are on the website. Opening hours: 9.30-4.45 Monday; 9.30-7.30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; closed Friday. Also open one Saturday a month (except August and November) during 2012 – see the LMA website for a full list of dates.
A reader’s card is not required to visit the record office.
Catalogued material can be accessed via the catalogues which are all on open access in our public rooms. Original documents can be ordered from these catalogues and will be produced from our strong rooms approximately 20 minutes later.
At present there is no web access to the catalogues so remote ordering is not possible.