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Politics & IR Collections

Main collections

is the principal library for supporting departmental reading lists for politics & international relations at the University, along with new research books and journals and contemporary works (including those acquired via Legal Deposit).

Associated collections

The Modern Papers Section in the Weston Library

holds special collections including the Conservative Party Archive and the papers of key 20th Century political figures. The Bodleian Law Library is also home to the Official Papers Section which holds both British official papers and the publications of international agencies.The History Faculty Library holds works relating to pre-1945 international relations, and other Bodleian Libraries such as the China Centre Library hold specialist area studies collections.

holds the largest social science collection in a College Library, including politics and international relations collections relating to the interests of College members since 1937.

For further information contact the Bodleian Social Science Library, or Jo Gardner direct.

The latest print and onlinr resources in Poltics and International Relations acquired by the Bodleian Social Science library.

New & trial resources

Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. This digital archive includes 150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century. It also includes photographs and videos of major events and activists in the history of women’s international social movements.
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