BLACK FLAG Collection.

Black Flag Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/9

Title

Black Flag: Organ of the Anarchist Black Cross

Dates of Creation

1974-2005

Extent

179 items.

Name of Creators

Anarchist Black Cross

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

The magazine was established in 1970. It was founded by Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer. Since 2008, Black Flag is a bi-annual 40 page magazine, it publishes a May Day edition and one timed for the London Anarchist Bookfair.

Scope and Content

Vol. 2, nos 6, 12, 13; vol. III, nos. 1, 3, 4, 9-12, 14, 18; vol. IV, nos. 1-15; vol. V, nos. 1-13; vol. VI, nos. 1-12; vol. VII, nos. 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G, 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5, 5A, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5FL, 5G, 6A , 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6F, 7, 7A, 7C, 7D, 7E; nos. 124 – 132, 134, 135, 137, 139, 140-142, 145, 147-149, 151, 165, 168, 170, 172-185, 187-196, 198-212, 214, 217-218, 220-226, 229-232, 234, 236. Also includes a May Special from 2004 and an undated May Day Special, Anti-Capitalist Special, Miners Strike Supplement and Supplement no. 3 – Liars and Liberals.

 

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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

John Cooper: Vol. 2 nos 6, 12, 13, Vol. III, no. 1, 3, 4, 9-12, 18; vol. IV, nos. 1-2, 5-14; vol. V, nos. 1-13; vol. VI, nos. 1-12; vol. VII, nos. 1-2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 5A, 5B, 5G, 6, 6A, 6B, 6D, 6E, 7, 7A, 7C; nos. 125-129, 131, 132, 135, 137, 140-142, 145, 147-149, 151, 165, 168, 170, 172-185, 187, 189-199, 202, 208-209, 222 ans Supplement no. 3 – Liars and Liberals.

Keith Millar: Vol. IV, no. 15; vol. VII, nos. 2F, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 4, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6A; 188, 193, 196, 198, 210-212, 217-218, 220-221, 223-225. Also includes a May Special from 2004 and an undated May Day Special, Anti-Capitalist Special and Miners Strike Supplement.

Bratach Dubh: Vol. III, nos. 14, 18; vol. IV, nos. 3-4; vol. VII, nos. 2A, 2C, 2D, 3, 3D, 3G, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5E, 5F, 6C, 6F, 7D, 7E; nos. 124, 130, 134, 139, 152.

DEK: No’s 200-201,203-206, 214, 226, 229, 230-232, 234, 236

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

Access Conditions

Open

Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the archivist.

Existence of Copies

No known copies.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications.

Related collections

Other Spirit of Revolt collections are held at Glasgow City Archives (ref: T/SOR).

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Christopher Cassells (Archivist) in January 2013 with assistance from Hartwig Pautz.