Class War Collection.

Class War Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/10

Title

Class War: Britain’s Most Unruly Tabloid

Dates of Creation

c.1989-2010

Extent

44 items.

Name of Creators

Class War

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

Class War was set up by Ian Bone and others in 1983. The group behind the magazine had its origins in Swansea where a local community group produced a local paper called The Alarm. Following a move of members of the group to London, the London Autonomists (including Martin Wright and Pete Mastin) became involved. A decision was made to produce a tabloid-style newspaper which would reach a wider audience.

Scope and Content

Nos. 36-42, 44-49, 51-53, 55, 57-62, 65, 67, 69-70, 73, 83, 85, 93-95, 97; One issue without date or issue number: probably published during miners’ strike; 3 Class War leaflets; no. 3 of Edinburgh Class War bulletin; Class War 2004 Miners Strike 20th Anniversary Calendar. ( Calendar stored separately due to size.); 6 unnumbered newspapers.

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: Nos. 36, 40-42, 44-47, 52-53, 55, 58-61, 67, 69, 73, 83, 85. One issue without date or issue number: probably published during miners’ strike.

Keith Millar: Nos. 36-39, 42, 46, 48-49, 51, 53, 55, 57-58, 61-62, 65, 67, 69-70, 73, 93-95, 97; 3 Class War leaflets; no. 3 of Edinburgh Class War bulletin; Class War 2004 Miners Strike 20th Anniversary Calendar.

Bratach Dubh: 6 unnumbered newspapers.

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 (Project Archivist) with assistance from Hartwig Pautz (Volunteer). January 2013.