Anarchy a Journal of Desire Armed Finding Aid.
Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed
Dates of Creation
Name of Creators
Level of Description
The journal started publishing in 1980 on a quarterly basis. It is today based in Berkeley, California, and appears annually. It was founded by members of the Columbia Anarchist League and was published in Columbia, Missouri, for nearly fifteen years, eventually under the sole editorial control of Jason McQuinn (who initially used the pseudonym “Lev Chernyi”), before briefly moving to New York City in 1995 to be published by members of the Autonomedia collective. The demise of independent distributor Fine Print nearly killed the magazine, necessitating its return to the Columbia collective after just two issues. It remained in Columbia from 1997 to 2006. The magazine accepts no advertising. ISSN 1044-1387
Scope and Content
This collection contains the following issues:
No’s. 6-7, 9-12 (1985); Vol 13. no’s 1-4 ; vol. 14, no’s. 1-4; vol 15, no’s. 1-2; vol.
16, no’s. 1-2; vol. 17, no’s. 1-2; vol. 18, no. 2; vol. 19, no’s. 1-2; vol. 20, no’s. 1-2;
vol. 21, no.1; vol. 23, no. 1. Also includes an excerpt from an issue dated Summer 1992
System of Arrangement
Items have been arranged chronologically.
The material in this collection was assembled from a number of individual collections donated to the Spirit of Revolt project. The decision to remove items from individual collections to construct complete, or near complete, runs of publications was taken to reduce duplications and make the publications more accessible to researchers.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
K. M.: Vol. 14, nos. 1, No. 2, Read on line, PDF and other downloads, No. 3; vol. 16, no. 1, Read on line PDF and other downloads, vol. 17, no. 1, Read on line, PDF and other downloads. No.2; vol. 18, no. 2; vol. 19, nos. 1-2; vol. 20, nos. 1-2; vol. 21, no.1; vol. 23, no. 1.
DEK: Vol. 13, No,s 1, 3, 4.
Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling
Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.
No further accruals expected.
Application for reproduction should be made to the archivist.
Existence of Copies
No known copies.
Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.
No known publications.
Other Spirit of Revolt collections are held at Glasgow City Archives (ref: T/SOR).
Date(s) of Description
Compiled by Christopher Cassells (Project Archivist) with assistance from Hartwig Pautz (Volunteer). January 2013.