Papers of Wilfrid Roberts MP (1900-1991), Liberal politician: National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief... Papers of Wilfrid Roberts MP (1900-1991), Liberal politician: National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief, 1936-1991
Files as Secretary to National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief, 1937-40.
2 boxes (30 files)
Wilfrid Roberts (1900-1991) was the Liberal MP for North Cumberland, 1935-50, and a leading figure in the Basque Children's Committee and other Spanish relief bodies.
Reference: T. Buchanan, 'The Spanish Civil War and the British Labour Movement' (Cambridge, 1991).
No destruction has taken place.
There are no restrictions on access to the vast majority of files in this collection. A few documents are closed because of the Data Protection Act.
The Centre also holds the following papers: Olga McCleland, Assistant Secretary, National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief (Basque Children's Committee): address book, photograph of Mrs McCleland, and two phonograph records of traditional Basque songs recorded by the Basque Children's Choir, 1937-1938 (MSS.21/3535); Newsletter of the Basque Children of '37 Association: UK, no. 2 (September 2004) (MSS.21/3573).
Liverpool University holds the papers of Eleanor Rathbone MP (1872-1946), who was a member of the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief and the Honorary Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on Refugees.
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