Class War Finding Aid.
Class War: Britain’s Most Unruly Tabloid
Dates of Creation
Name of Creators
Level of Description
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.
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.
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.