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Monday, November 22, 2010

Thatcher files now available online (UK)

"The National Archives has published online for the first time the official papers of one of Britain's most iconic political figures. From November 18, the prime ministerial files of Margaret Thatcher's first year in power can be searched for free. To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's resignation from Number 10, over 100 records from The Prime Minister's Office (PREM files) have been newly digitised in a joint project by The National Archives and The Margaret Thatcher Foundation. The files, dating from May until December 1979, have been transcribed using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to allow the records to be fully searchable by keyword"

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