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Global History of Terrorism Archive (GHTA)

Global History of Terrorism Archive (GHTA)

What is the Global History of Terrorism Archive?

The Global History of Terrorism Archive (GHTA) is a vast collection of press reports on the content and context of political violence around the world. Its 1,564 files offer particularly detailed coverage of the period c.1979-1993.  For background on how the archive was created, click here.

More information on the history and content of the archive, including access can be found at GHTA Archive Introduction

For a detailed listing of File Groups and content please refer to the Terrorism Archive Content List


Accessing the Archive

Materials in the archive can be consulted at St Andrews University, courtesy of Special Collections. Since the archive is stored off-site, it is essential to pre-book your visit. The more warning you are able to give, the better.

Please email Special Collections: [email protected]


Further Background

The personal papers of Major-General Richard Clutterbuck are held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge: