Blackshirt Collection

Ref: MS 366

Title: The Blackshirt Collection

Scope: A collection of documents relating to Stephen Dorril’s research for his book “Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British fascism” published in 2006.

Dates: 1930-2002
Level: Fonds
Extent: 26 boxes; 33 volumes
Name of creator: Stephen Dorril

Administrative / biographical history:

The collection consists of documents, correspondence, articles and research notes collected and created by Dr Stephen Dorril, of the University of Huddersfield, when researching his book “Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism”, published in 2006.
Stephen Dorril has been an author, researcher and investigative journalist since 1986, and has written articles for major newspapers and appeared on radio and television programmes as a consultant and specialist on the security and intelligence services. His central interest is in the relationship between states/governments and the security and intelligence services, principally in the British context. He is a member of research staff at the University of Huddersfield, where he supervises research students in aspects of post-war activities of the British intelligence and security services, the history of journalism and cultural studies. He is a member of the Study Group on Intelligence and is director of the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Oral History (COHR).

  • Related collections: British Union Collection; Cooper Collection; Fascism in Great Britain Collection; Saunders Papers; Defence Regulation 18B Research Papers
  • Source: By donation
  • System of arrangement: By category
  • Subjects: Fascism - Great Britain
  • Names: Dorril, Stephen; Mosley, Sir, Oswald Ernald, 1896-1980.
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: Some documents are restricted
  • Copyright: Variously according to document
  • Finding aids: Listed