RepositoryUniversity of Exeter Penryn Campus (GB 3242)
Ref NoICS6
Extent0.8 linear metres
DescriptionThe Collection consists of research and personal papers which include:
- papers relating to the bi-annual conference on Cornish Nationalism 'Conference on Cornwall', 1986, 1991
- papers pertaining to the campaign for a Cornish European Constituency (objective one funding, boundary comission public enquiry)
- materials relating to Cornish, Scottish, Gaelic and Irish languages
- various reports on the subject of Nationalism and Cornwall
- correspondence
- notes, cuttings, letters, political ephemera and biographies relating to the Cornish Nationalist Party and the Cornwall Ecology Party 1970 -1978
- newspaper cuttings regarding Mebyon Kernow, Cornish nationalism and the Cornish Republican Army
- newsletters
- essay 'Territory Versus Function In Regional Development: the Case For Cornwall' 1981
- papers related to Brittany, France, boundaries, immigration and Celtic Heritage in France c1970s
- letters, papers, ephemera and reports relating to the Political Studies Association Work Group on United Kingdom Politics
- newspaper cuttings, ephemera and letters regarding the St Ives Election of 1992.

Admin HistoryProfessor Adrian Lee was an academic and researcher who worked as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Human Sciences at University of Plymouth during the 1990s. Lee's main area of interest was Cornish Nationalism and comparative movements in the 1980s and 1990s. Lee regularly appeared as a commentator on elections for regional television and radio, was actively involved in the Cornish political scene and regularly presented papers at various nationwide conferences.

As part of his political research Lee collected and collated a large amount of material including newspaper cuttings, research papers, letters and electoral paraphernalia relating to Cornish politics and comparative movements. A particular focus was the Mebyon Kernow political party, Cornish nationalism and the enquiry into a European Cornwall constituency during the 1980s and 1990s. In the early 1990s Lee played an active role in the work of the Institute of Cornish Studies with his pioneering research on Cornish politics. Lee also contributed to the book 'Cornwall since the War: the contemporary history of a European region' (published by Institute of Cornish Studies in 1993, edited by Professor Philip Payton).

Upon retirement Lee donated his Collection of relevant political papers to the Institute of Cornish Studies.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialThe Insitute of Cornish Studies archive holdings contain many other Collections related to Lee's research interests. Further details can be found at
Access ConditionsThis Collection is Open, except for those records subject to Data Protection legislation.
ArrangementThe collection was held within the Institute of Cornish Studies for research use from Dr Lee's retirement in 2003 until transfer to Archives and Special Collections in 2009. The box listings prepared while cataloguing record the last known order of the collection which is likely to be more indicative of it's subsequent use for research rather than any presumed original order by the collection's creator. Obvious series have been retained in the catalogued arrangement but loose items have been arranged at the archivist's discretion.
Finding_AidsUncatalogued . Box lists available.
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