About us – Conservative Party Archive:

This selection of historical posters have been specially selected from the official Conservative Party Archive. The poster collection – which dates back to the Conservatives’ attack on Lloyd George’s People’s Budget – provides a rich and stimulating reflection of the main issues affecting the politics of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The Conservative Party Archive was established under an agreement between the University of Oxford and the Conservative Party in 1978.  The archive itself contains a collection of material, election memorabilia and footage from throughout the history of the Conservative Party, dating back to 1876. The collection is housed at the Bodleian’s Weston Library and, with some exceptions, materials are available there for public study and consultation. The archive is continuously added to through the ongoing relationship between the University of Oxford and Conservative Campaign Headquarters.

A percentage of the funds raised from these posters will go to the Conservative Party Archive Trust. This is an educational trust whose purpose is to promote the educational study of the Party’s history. It exists solely to preserve and make available for study the records of the Party, and has no role in promoting current or any future political activities.