Reference number
  • CND
  • 1957-2003
  • Collection
  • This collection includes: national council and committee minutes and papers and annual conference papers, 1958-1990; audited annual accounts, 1958-1968; papers concerning campaigns and demonstrations,1974-1984, and international affairs, 1980s-1991; papers of Bruce Kent, general secretary and holder of other senior offices, 1970s-1990; publications of CND and other organisations, 1958-1996; records of specialist sections and similar bodies, 1961-1989; records of London Nuclear War Tribunal, 1983-1986; papers of Neville and Clive Rosher, founder members, 1957-2003
  • 55 boxes
Admin history
  • CND was established in 1958 as the successor to the National Committee for the abolition of Nuclear Weapon Tests, founded a year earlier. Details of its earlier history can be found in Christopher Driver's book 'The Disarmers' (London, 1964).
    Reference: John Minnion and Philip Bolsover, 'The CND Story' (London, 1983).
  • Some papers are available on microfiche in 'The Left in Britain series: Part 5. The archives of the CND'.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds a large group of national administrative records and minutes and papers of the London region CND, Youth CND, and Colleges and Universities CND. The papers of the Aberystwyth Nuclear Weapons Committee, and CND Cymru are in the National Library of Wales.
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds records of : the Trade Union Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; the Labour Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disamarment; the West Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; the International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace; the British Council for Peace in Vietnam; Mary Brennan; Victor Gollancz; Dr. James Hinton; Linda Kaye; Marjorie Thompson.