Freedom Collection.

Freedom Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/14

Title

Freedom

Dates of Creation

1972-2011

Extent

4 archive boxes.

Name of Creators

Freedom Press

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

Freedom is a London-based anarchist newspaper published monthly by Freedom Press. The paper was started in 1886 by volunteers including Peter Kropotkin and Charlotte Wilson. In 2006, the paper gained a colour front for the first time in its history. Freedom got a re-design in January 2008. While remaining a fortnightly newspaper, it doubled the number of pages to 16. In late 2011 it switched from fortnightly to monthly publication, increasing its length to 24 pages.

Scope and Content

Vol. 8, No.18
Vol. 18, No’s 46, 49
Vol. 33, No’s 42-43, 48;
Vol. 34, No’s 2, 6, 8, 12, 15, 42, 44, 46, 49-50;
Vol. 35, No’s. 3, 39, 42;
Vol. 36, No. 6;
Vol. 37, No. 18;
Vol. 38, No. 2, 10-25, and no. 7 Anarchist Review Supplement;
Vol. 39, No’s. 1-3, 5-10, 12, 14, 16, 20-24;
Vol. 40, No’s. 1-6, 8/9, 10-23;
Vol. 41, No’s. 1-22, 24-25 (note: there are two issues numbered ‘1’ the first from
19 January 1980, the second from 1 March 1980);
Vol. 42, No’s 1-25;
Vol. 43, No’s 1-14, 16, 18-25;
Vol. 44, No’s 1-3, 5-10, 12-25;
Vol. 45, No’s 1-2, 4-7, 11-12;
Vol. 46, No’s 1, 6-12
Vol. 47, No’s 1-8,10
Vol. 48, No’s 1-5, 7-10
Vol. 49, No’s 1-5, 7-12
Vol. 50, No’s 1-12
Vol. 51, No’s 0, 2-10, 12-22, 24
Vol. 52, No’s 1, 3-22
Vol. 53, No’s 2-5, 8, 10, 12-13, 21-22
Vol. 54, No. 2, 7, 9-10, 12-21, 23;
Vol. 55, No’s 5, 7, 9, 15-16, 18, 19, 21-24;
Vol. 56, No’s. 1-24
Vol. 57, No’s. 1, 3-9. 11-15, 17, 19-24
Vol. 58, Nos. 1-3, 5-11, 13, 15-16;
Vol. 59, No’s 8, 11, 16
Vol. 60, No’s 5-10, 14, 16
Vol. 61, No’s 2-13, 17, 20-24
Vol. 62, No’s 1-10, 12-15, 17-21
Vol. 63, No’s 1-19, 23
Vol. 64, No’s 1-16
Vol. 69, No’s 1, 5, 15
Vol. 70, No’s 18-22, 24
Vol. 71, No’s 6, 8, 19, 21
Vol. 72, No’s 2-5, 11-12, 15-16, October 2011, December 2011
Vol. 73, June 2012, August 2012
Vol. 75, Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2014
Dated editions with no volume number: 13 September 2003, 27 September 2003,
11 October 2003, 25 October 2003, 8 November 2003, 22 November 2003, 6
December 2003, 20 December 2003, 10 January 2004, 24 January 2004, 16
October 2004, 27 November 2004, 11 December 2004, 13 November 2004, 8
January 2005, 19 March 2005, 9 April 2005, 11 June 2005 25 June 2005, 6
August 2005, 17 September 2005, 10 December 2005, 28 July 2007, 11 August
2007, September 2007

Freedom Anarchist Pamphlets no. 1-5, 7-8;

2 supplements from vol. 38.

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. 35, Nos. 39, 42;

Vol. 36, No. 6;

Vol. 37, No. 18;

Vol. 38, No. 16;

Vol. 39, Nos. 2, 3, 5-10, 12, 14, 16, 20-24;

Vol. 40, Nos. 1-6, 8/9, 10-23;

Vol. 41, Nos. 1-22, 24-25;

Vol. 42, Nos. 1-2;

Vol. 53, Nos. 3-4, 8;

Vol. 54, No. 18;

Vol. 55, Nos. 9, 15-16, 18, 19, 21-24;

Vol. 56, Nos. 1-22, 24;

Vol. 57, Nos. 1, 3-9. 11-15, 17, 20-23;

Vol. 58, Nos. 1, 3, 13, 15-16;

Vol. 72, October.

Freedom Anarchist Pamphlets no. 3.

K. M.: 2 supplements from vol. 38.

John Couzin:

Vol. 52, no. 19;

Vol. 53, nos. 12, 21-22;

Vol. 54, nos. 2, 7, 9-10, 12-15, 17, 19-21, 23;

Vol. 58, nos. 2, 5-11;

Vol. 60, nos. 5-10;

Vol. 61, nos. 2-10, 12, 23-24;

Vol. 62, nos. 1-4, 15, 17, 19-21;

Vol. 63, nos. 3, 7-19, 23;

Vol. 64, nos. 1-13, 15-16.

13 September, 27 September, 11 October, 25 October, 8 November, 22 November, 6 December, 20 December 2003; 10 January, 24 January 2004.

Charlie Baird:

11 August 2007

Vol. 72, nos. 2-5.

Bratach Dubh:

Vol. 33, nos. 42-43, 48;

Vol. 34, nos. 2, 6, 8, 12, 15, 42, 44, 46, 49-50;

Vol. 35, no. 3;

Vol. 38, nos. 2, 10-25, and no. 7 Anarchist Review Supplement;

Vol. 39, nos. 1, 3-9;

Vol. 40, nos. 5, 18, 22;

Vol. 41, nos. 1, 5-7, 9-11 (note: there are two issues numbered ‘1’ the first from 19 January 1980, the second from 1 March 1980);

Vol. 42, nos. 2-25;

Vol. 43, nos. 1-14, 16, 18-25;

Vol. 44, nos. 1-3, 5-10, 12-25;

Vol. 45, nos. 1-2, 4-7, 11-12;

Vol. 46, nos. 6-9, 11;

Vol. 47, nos. 1, 2, 5, 7;

Vol. 48, no.3.

Freedom Anarchist Pamphlets nos. 1-5, 7-8.

DEK:
Vol. 8, No.18
Vol. 18, No’s 46, 49
Vol. 46, No’s 1-5, 10,12
Vol. 47, No’s 3-4, 6, 8-10
Vol. 48, No’s 1-2, 4-5, 7-10
Vol. 49, No’s 1-5, 7-12
Vol. 50, No’s 1-12
Vol. 51, No’s 0, 2-10, 12-22, 24
Vol. 52, No’s 1, 3-18, 20-22
Vol. 53, No’s 2, 5, 10, 13
Vol. 54, No.16
Vol. 55, No’s 5,7
Vol. 57, No’s 19, 24
Vol. 60, No’s 14, 16
Vol. 61, No’ 11, 13-17, 20-22
Vol. 62, No’s 5-10, 12-14, 18
Vol. 63, No’s 1-2, 4-6
Vol. 64, No.14
Vol. 69, No’s 1, 5, 15
Vol. 70, No’s 18-22, 24
Vol. 71, No’s 6, 8, 19, 21
Vol. 72, No’s 11-12, 15-16
Vol. 72, October 2011; Vol. 72, December 2011
Vol. 73 June 2012, August 2012
Vol. 75 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2014
16 October 2004, 27 November 2004, 11 December 2004, 13 November 2004, 8 January 2005, 19 March 2005, 9 April 2005, 11 June 2005, 25 June 2005, 6August 2005, 17 September 2005, 10 December 2005, 8 September 2007, 28 July 2007

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.