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A timeline of resources on the British National Party

This timeline of British Library resources on the British National Party, and far-right political organisations in the UK, covers the period from the 1950s to the events of 2009.

The timeline begins with the BNP’s performance in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.

Themes examined include the historical foundations of the party and its ideology as well as more recent developments. Sources include:

  • Sounds
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Far-right and Anti fascist pamphlets, posters and newsletters
  • Primary and secondary texts from 1958-2009

The bibliography was created by Nicole LaLonde, postgraduate student in West European Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, USA, in conjunction with the Social Sciences Collections & Research department at the Library. It is intended to provide an introduction to the study of the British National Party and its origins, and to highlight the variety of resources on offer at the British Library London.

Many of the sources listed in this guide take a strong political and ideological bias. As with previous guides, no political viewpoint is expressed, although due to the nature of some of the sources covered, and the material being retained unexpurgated as a valid record of what has been expressed, users are warned that certain items contain racist or otherwise offensive material.They may contain text, images and comments that could cause offence, and involve issues of race and racism. Readers are advised to keep these considerations in mind when using this guide.

Please note that the British Library neither endorses, nor can be held responsible for, any information provided by external websites or publications listed in the guide.

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