James Kelman Collection.

James Kelman Collection.

James Kelman Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/26

Title

James Kelman Collection

Dates of Creation

c.1970-c.2010

Extent

Only digital copies held at Spirit of Revolt.

Name of Creators

James Kelman

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

James Kelman is a local activist and prominent writer. He has been involved in a range of activities in and around Glasgow as well as nationally and internationally, including the anti-poll tax movement, the miners’ strike, Clydeside Action against Asbestos, and a host of other local and national campaigns. The collection listed here is a very small part of the James Kelman papers, the entire collection is housed in the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. We are extremely grateful to James and the National Library of Scotland in allowing Spirit of Revolt to carry this digitalised portion of his papers. Those who wish to research the physical collection can do so at The National Library of Scotland.

Scope and Content

This collection includes a wealth of material on political campaigns local to the Glasgow area, and further afield, and grassroots politics and activities in the UK. It includes material relating to a number of Glasgow based and Scottish activist groups, material relating Free University Network, and the Anarchist Summer School, the Stephen Lawrence campaign, and a variety of other political and industrial campaigns. It covers the spectrum of grassroots campaigns over a lengthy period up to the present.

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged according to subject and record type.

Custodial History

Material collected and created by James Kelman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

James Kelman.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.

Accruals

Possible further accruals.

Access Conditions

Open

Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to James Kelman through the Spirit of Revolt.

Existence of Copies

The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at the National Library of Scotland and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications.

Related collections

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

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Paula Larkin (Project Archivist) with assistance from John Couzin (Volunteer). November 2016.

1 Clydeside Action On Asbestos.

Material relating to a campaign and self help group set up in 1984 and run by volunteers who were victims of asbestos. They provided support and counselling and campaigned vigorously for the rights of asbestos victims to receive recognition of the disease which was killing them, appropriate medical care and the correct level of compensation. Collectively they became the foremost experts on asbestos in the British Isles. They ran a major national campaign on the use of C.T. Scan rather than a biopsy (which often hastened death) and an international campaign – “The Asbestos Charter”, which called for a Universal Declaration by all states to ban asbestos and implement an ethical Code of Practice for the diagnosis and treatment of terminal victims. CAA carry on their work today with employed staff who provide a number of services for the victims of asbestos.

Includes: administrative papers; minutes; handwritten notes; letters; finances; newspaper clippings, publicity materials; photocopies of medical text on the disease and policy documents.

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A two page account by Pat McCrystal – entitled Mesothelioma, about the working conditions in the ship yards of Glasgow where he contracted the disease and a seven page document by James Kelman describing Pat McCrystal’s fight for justice, the background to asbestos related illness and the medical, political and legal barriers which he and others met (page 3 of this document is missing). Read on line.   PDF and other downloads.

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2  

Annotated photocopy of the chapter on Asbestos-Related Diseases from the textbook Occupational Medicine held at Glasgow University. Read on line.   PDF and other downloads.

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3  

Medical Appeal Tribunal findings, with notes, for Mary Mulligan. James Kelman made submission to the Tribunal (page 1 is missing). Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

17/06/1992
4  

Department of Employment letter to Pat McCrystal thanking him for his application under Pneumoconiosis Etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. View on line,   PDF and other downloads.

22/06/1992
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A letter to Robert Black from the Benefits Agency rejecting a review of his assessment for disablement for the industrial disease Pneumoconiosis on 17.5.1991, with handwritten notes. View on line,   PDF and other downloads.

11/06/1992
6  

The Asbestos Tragedy, typed document produced for a public meeting in Govan urging people to get a pledge from their local politicians that they will deal with the Asbestos issue (earlier version of T_SOR_26_1_114, see also T_SOR_26_1_9 publicity flyer for the meeting).  View on line.  PDF and other downloads.

14/06/1992
7  

Families Protest against law to limit compensation, newspaper clipping, The Herald.  View on line.  PDF and other downloads.

03/02/1993
8  

Ships’ asbestos dust kills man 50 years on, newspaper clipping, The Herald.  View on line,  PDF and other downloads.

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9  

CAA flyer publicising a public meeting in Govan on ‘Asbestos Kills, Govan – a high risk area, support The Asbestos Charter for a global ban’.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads.

1992
10  

CAA handwritten note discussing the lengths to which the authorities will go to prevent justice, there is a missing page. View on line,   PDF and other downloadds.

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11  

Handwritten notes from a CAA meeting. View on line,    PDF and other downloads.

20/09/91
12  

Letter from Bert Connors, Chairperson, CAA asking people to support CAA recommendations and bring pressure to bear on behalf of the victims of asbestos related illnesses.  View on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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13  

Handwritten notes relating to Death on the Clyde an article published in The Glasgow Keelie, May 1991.  View on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
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Culture and Oppression – B. Business versus A. Worker, pages 16-19. See also T_SOR_26_1_19 and T_SOR_26_1_43 – ‘Reasoning Flaws and the Asbestos Industry’. View on line.   PDF and other downloads.

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15  

Leaflet published by CAA entitled – Biopsy.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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16 5th

National Hazards Conference held in Edinburgh University with an income and expenditure statement and handwritten notes of the proceedings. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

8-9/11/91
17  

Handwritten notes about Germiston Community Association. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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18  

Letter from Michael J. Martin, M.P. to Mrs Frances Rickus, Glasgow North Area Co-ordinator, Glasgow District Council regarding Rosemount Development Trust Ltd.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

24/11/1991
19  

Reasoning Flaws and the Asbestos Industry. See also T_SOR_26_1_14, Culture and Oppression – B. Business versus A. Worker, pages 16-19 and T_SOR_26_1_43, Reasoning Flaws and the Asbestos Industry pages 2-6Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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20  

Hurting the Victims of Asbestos. Typed article with annotations published in The Glasgow Keelie.  Read on line  PDF and other downloads.

July

1991

21  

CAA Report.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

01/01/91
22  

Press and broadcast media contacts list on reverse of W Kennedy Spouse Claim.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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23  

Letter from Ian McKechnie to Mr K Crookston, Glasgow Building Department about the corruption and incompetency of the department in regard to tenemental repair works in Millbrae, Glasgow, G42, including a list of demands from the tenants.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

02/12/1991
24  

CAA handwritten notes about the process of claiming compensation for asbestos related illnesses and the disparity of procedures between Scotland and the rest of the UK.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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25  

CAA handwritten notes for fundraising events with a list of possible speakers and CAA’s priorities for victims: CT Scan; hospice and convalescence home for families of victims. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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26  

CAA handwritten notes planning how victims pay for their own CT Scan with a contact address for the NHS Support Federation.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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27  

Notes from a publication which quotes T. G. Ison’s, The Dimension of |Industrial Disease and medical boards and Pneumoconiosis Panels in Canada.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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28  

CAA handwritten notes comparing the differences between Scottish and British legislation and procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and claim for compensation of an asbestos related illness.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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29  

Partially scanned newspaper article about the Frank Lefevre Practice and Quantum Claims, a compensation service for victims of ‘accident, injury, or loss’, operating on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, The Herald.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

05/02/92
30  

CAA handwritten notes about the presence of asbestos in the body and posthumous claims for compensation. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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31  

Document detailing The CT Scan Campaign For Asbestos Victims.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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32  

Typed notes about the Pat McCrystal court case and subsequent settlement.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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33  

CAA Press Release for St Charles’ Players production of Mary Brown’s play, ‘Pals’, proceeds from which will go to The CT Scan Campaign For Asbestos Victims. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

27/11/1991
34  

Typed notes entitled, European Chemical Workers etc, which details the amount of asbestos fibres which people can be exposed to, with examples from the U.S.A and states that the is no ‘safe’ level of exposure to Asbestos and looks at the diseases caused by exposure either blue or white asbestos.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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35  

CAA information sheet detailing the lengthy and gruelling process victims of Asbestosis have to go through to get diagnosed and to get compensation. Highlights the differences between the views adopted by the Courts, the Insurers, the DSS and the Doctors.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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36  

Sketch for a poster for a CAA Charity Night presenting the play ‘Pals’ written by Mary Brown and performed by the St. Charles Players at the Murray Community Hall, East Kilbride. proceeds from which will go to The CT Scan Campaign For Asbestos Victims. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

05/12/1991
37  

Information sheet with advice on how to fill out a Restart interview form with a contact list for organisations in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Midlothian who can give advise.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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38  

‘ I Prayed my Dad Would Die’, magazine article by Ann Parry and Mike Housego about the actor Steve McQueen who died of mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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39  

Letter from John Gilchrist to his lawyer Frank McGuire of Robin Thompson & Partners asking him to clarify a number of points in his claim for compensation for an asbestos related illness from his previous employers Newalls Installation Co. Ltd and Manotonello Ltd respectively. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

08/12/1991
40  

Letter from James W Kerr, Consultant Physician regarding the pulmonary function tests of Robert McKenzie which confirm reduced lung volume are due to asbestos damage (page 1 is missing).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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41  

CAA Discussion Paper for the Diagnosis Campaign.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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42  

The Campaign for Medical Justice, A Study Document Pending Potential Implementation in 1993 by Allan Mansfield for CAA.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

c. 1993
43  

Reasoning Flaws in the Asbestos Industry pages 2-6. See also T_SOR_26_1_14, Culture and Oppression – B. Business versus A. Worker, pages 16-19 and T_SOR_26_1_19 also Reasoning Flaws and the Asbestos Industry.  Read on line,   PDF ands other downloads.

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44  

Letter detailing the Asbestos Homes Analysis Service offered by the Asbestos Victims of America group.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1984
45 CAA handwritten notes on two compensation cases.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
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46  

Two letters from Mary McGowan, Community Programmes Co-ordinator, STV, to Bert Connor regarding an application by CAA to feature on STV’s Box 2000.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
47  

Second International Safe Communities Conference, Safe Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland. Registration and Call for Abstracts.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
48  

The Asbestos Charter. Stop the Third Wave Pandemic. Justice for the Victims and a Global Ban on Asbestos.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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49  

Partially scanned article about CAA with photograph of Larry Nugent and Bert Connor, BLOW OUT magazine for OILC workers Sep/Oct 1991.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
50  

Cancer Unit Backs Asbestos Victims by Alan McDermid, The Herald.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1993
51  

Ready for any contingency in an inadequate Legal Aid system by Lorn Macintyre (half of article is missing).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
52  

Letter from Benefits Agency to Bert Connor regarding Mrs Jeanette Sawyer’s independent appeal tribunal for Disablement Benefit.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
53  

The Dying Men and the Fight for Justice by Bryan Christie, The Scotsman.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
54  

Letter from the Compensation Recovery Scheme, Department of Social Security to Robin Thomson & Partners regarding Samuel Hardie’s Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.  Read on  line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
55  

Published personal account by James Kelman of the proceedings at the Court of Session regarding Pat McCrystal’s fight for justice – ‘There seems no process in law by which the guilty people can face trial for their disregard of human life’.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
56  

Cancer Check Speeds Death, Family Claim by George Rosie, The Sunday Times.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1983
57  

Government Claws Back Cash From The Dying, partially scanned newspaper article, the Socialist newspaper.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

25/09-8/10/1991
58  

Danger Tip Cash Appeal, by Loudon Temple, Evening Times.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1981
59  

Leaflet on how to apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (page 2-3).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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60  

Lawyers want to find Holy Loch ship workers from 1960’s by Carl Gordon,  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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61  

Killer Dust Victim Leaves Gift of Hope by Maggie Barrie, The Evening Times.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

10/07/1991
62  

Extract from a companies Notes on the Accounts, Commitments and Contingent Liabilities, which discusses court actions for asbestos related illnesses in the UK and USA.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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63  

Guide to provisional damages and benefits.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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64  

Journal of Law and Society, Volume 19, Number 3, Autumn 1992, The Asbestos Regulations 1931; A Licence to Kill by Nick Wikeley, University of Birmingham UK, pages 365 -377.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
65  

Case notes on asbestos claims settlement totals. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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66  

Letter from Alan Dalton, Senior Lecturer in Health and Safety, Centre for Industrial and Environmental Safety and Health (CIESH), South Bank University, London in reply to a letter from CAA about making a complaint against the HSE (Health & Safety Executive).  Read on Line,   PDF and other downloads.

28/12/1992
67  

CAA Reports, February and June 1991.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
68  

C.T. Scan Campaign – Handwritten notes planning National Campaign.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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69  

The C.T. Scan Campaign document with handwritten corrections.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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70  

Occupational Lung diseases: Claims for disablement Benefit 1985 (page 101 from academic book).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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71  

The Brig, CAA Newsline, No 1 (front cover)Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

04/12/92
72  

Heart-breaking hurdles in the path of claimants, newspaper clippling, The HeraldRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1988
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Letter from The Asbestos Induced Diseases Society (AIDS)Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

12/09/1978
74  

Letter from Asbestos Victims of America (AVA ) describing the work that they they do in US (2nd page missing)Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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75  

Dust of Death by Maggie Barrie, Daily Record newspaper clipping of article about Williamina WatkinsRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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76  

CAA Committee Meeting MinutesRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

16/04/92
77  

Annotated list of journals and articles related to Asbestos.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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78  

Criteria for the diagnosis of asbestos induced diseasesRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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79  

CAA application for: ‘Support Project for A.R.D. Sufferers’ to Strathclyde Regional Council’s Urban Programme.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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80  

Thank you card from Mary Markwick to James Kelman.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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81  

Hazards leaflet.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
82  

The Asbestos Charter: poster; aims; statement of support and appeal for donationsRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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83  

Directions for signing Deeds with schedule and specimen.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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84  

Department of Health and Social Security, Special Medial Board Adjudication Officer’s Decision for Mr Thomas KerrRead on line,   PDF and other downloads.

12/06/1992
85  

Letter from CAA to ‘notable personalities’ asking them to affiliate to the group.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

14/06/1992
86  

Damages (Scotland) Bill [H.L.]  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

16/07/92
87  

Handwritten notes to challenge a tribunal decision.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

c. 1992
88

Scottish Law and the victims of asbestos‘ article written by James Kelman in September 1992 for The Herald and one page of typed notes written in November 1992.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
89  

Letter from Campbell Christie, General Secretary, STUC to Lord Hope, Lord President of the Supreme Court which concern the working of Part IV of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

17/10/1994
90  

CAA Income & Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet for year ended 31st March 1993.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

30/06/93
91  

CAA Letter to members and questionnaire, ‘Survey into the Poverty that Victims of Asbestos Must Suffer.’  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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92  

CAA, Asbestos Sufferers and the Law, Support the Lobby to change the Law.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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93  

CAA Annual Report 1992-93.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1993
94  

Robbing the Victims, Section 22 of the 1989 Social Security Act. A report by the TUC.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

01/07/93
95  

Various newspaper cuttings.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

c. 1993 – 1996
96  

Reasoning Flaws and the Asbestos Industry (see T_SOR_26_1_43 for an earlier version of this).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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97  

CAA talk prepared for Albion Workers.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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98  

CAA paper for internal discussion.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

c. 1992
99  

Paper delivered at a CAA Emergency General Meeting with additional notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

01/08/92
100

Scottish Law and the victims of asbestos’ article written by James Kelman which was published in The Herald in September 1992 (please see T_SOR_26_1_88 for an early version of this article).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
101  

Fighting for the Living: Remember the Dead: Peter Coyle R.I.P by James Kelman.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
102  

Press statement on the death of Peter Boyle delivered to television cameras inside the City Chambers of Glasgow.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

12/10/92
103  

CAA talk delivered at a public meeting in Govan, allowing prospective candidates for a local by-election to air their views on the subject.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

Autumn 1992
104  

Asbestos and the fight for justice, article first published anonymously in BLOW OUT magazine for OILC workers in 1991.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991/1992
105  

Deadly Dust, article first published anonymously in BLOW OUT magazine for OILC workers in 1991/1992.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991/1992
106  

Discussion paper written for a meeting between CAA and the Social Security Benefit Agency (SSBA)to discuss mutual problems.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
107  

Typed and handwritten lists of various CAA internal and external discussion papers, letters, articles and notes and an annotated printout of electronic documents.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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108  

The DSS Criteria for Diagnosing An Asbestos-related Illness, paper discussing the issues affecting claimants when applying for Industrial Disability Benefit and Victims Twice Over – The Battle for Recognition, examples of the experiences of asbestos victims.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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109  

Annotated list of printed CAA electronic documents.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
110  

Why don’t we do undertaking on the side? Document concerning Case 27.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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111  

CAA letters to: Medical Appeal Tribunal; Professor F Edwards, Social Work Department, Strathclyde Region; Dr Greenberg and a letter regarding the Pat McCrystal case which was cc’d to John Smith M.P.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

c. 1992
112  

Press Release to publicise the Pat McCrystal court case and the background to asbestos related diseases, compensation and Scottish Law.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
113  

Typed notes and leaflet produced for the TUC conference in Glasgow.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
114  

The Asbestos Tragedy, leaflet produced for a public meeting in Govan urging people to get a pledge from their local politicians that they will deal with the Asbestos issue and typed notes of procedures for the meeting (see also T_SOR_26_1_9 publicity flyer for the meeting).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
115  

Letter regarding the court case of Pat McCrystal to the secretary of the GMB union, cc’d to the STUC and TUC.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
116  

CAA letters to: Thomas Smith, Jasper Robinson and Partners; George Galloway MP; EIS membership and James Harkins, SSBA.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
117  

CAA Letterheaded Notepaper.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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118  

Typed notes on Medical Appeal Tribunals.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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119  

Death on the Clyde, article about asbestos related diseases, claims for compensation and CAA, part of which was published in The Glasgow Keelie.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

01/05/91
120  

CAA letters to: Dave Feikert, NUM and Tom Cook, Asbestos Diseases & Industrial Cancer Victims Group, Parrammatta, NSW.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991-1992
121  

Notes on research required immediately for CAA database including: age; cause of death; biopsy; C.T. Scan; court case etc and additional medical notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
122  

The Way Our Lungs Work, document describing how the lungs function taken from an official text.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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123  

Notes on the DSS Criteria for the diagnosis of asbestos-related disease.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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124  

Notes on understanding asbestos-related diseases.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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125  

Notes on setting up a Medical Group within CAA.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
126  

Clydeside Action Law Group: What are the aims and objectives of “the Law Group”? And accompanying typed and handwritten notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1992
127  

Notes to representing a victim in the fight for Reduced Earnings Allowance (REA).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

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2 The Free University Network (F.U.N.)

Material relating to F.U.N which began in early 1987. It was started by a group of people interested in different activities to do with art, politics, literature and education. A central aim was to create the conditions where people from a wide range of backgrounds could come together and share their knowledge, skills and resources. It held regular discussions on topics such as: the Garden Festival in Glasgow; Glasgow European City of Culture; the lives and works of Joseph Beuys and Paulo Freire; radical art movements; computers in the workplace; sexual politics; the German Green Movement; pornography as well as other events such as: city walks; socials; Simon Firth o0n pop music; picnics; readings by authors; hill climbing; informal art and drumming classes and French-speaking evenings. They organised three large open debates: the Culture and Politics day in July 1987; the Scratch Parliament day in November 1988 and the Self-Determination and Power event (in conjunction with Scottish Child magazine and Edinburgh Review) in January 1990.

Includes: administrative papers; minutes; handwritten notes; correspondence; finances; newspaper clippings, and publicity materials.

1987- 1994
1 James Kelman expenses.  Read on line PDF and other downloads.
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2 Application from Tessa Ramsford, Scottish Poetry Library, with note, to join F.U.N.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 30/01/91
3 Letter with envelope from Marshall Anderson.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
06/06/91
4 Poster for New Visions: Scottish International festival of Super 8, 16mm Film, video and installation.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
14/06/92
5 Flyer for Primevals benefit disco.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
14/03/91
6 Europe Against The Current, Festival on Alternative-Independent-Radical Information carriers.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
15-17 September 1989
7 Arts Space/Alternative Bookshop/Drop In Centre/ Reading Room (collaboration between Saltoun Arts Project and F.U.N.) flyer and record of books sold.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
30/11/90
8 Handwritten notes on expenses and receipts Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990/91
9 Samadhan Workshops: Astrology; Alexander Technique; Tai Chi; Voice; Healing Massage; Mask-making; Dreams; Reflexology; Shiatsu; Writing; Celtic creation.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
13/06/91
10 Record of copies of Edinburgh Review taken by James Kelman and books sold.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990/1991
11 A sketch for a project concerning art & education whose main emphasis is on the participation of adults.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
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12 Steel City Sprinter – 2 weeks of Games…40 years of debt! newsletter (publication of the Steel City Anarchist Group, Sheffield) and Painting Over The Cracks newsletter, newspaper clippings about the the World Student Games in Sheffield and the second page of a letter from Grem, Steel City Sprinter.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1990
13 Flyer for the Calton Weavers Memorial organised by The Friends of the Peoples Palace.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
03/09/92
14 Various handwritten notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
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15 Options for renting premises to provide F.U.N. with a centre-space including an inspection of 62 Saltoun St by Ian Brown.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1988-1990
16 Possible Constitution.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
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17 Front cover of Libertarian Workers Bulletin, Australian Anarchist Centenary Edition: May 1986.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1986
18 News from Tenants Corner, newsletter of a Housing Resource Centre in London.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
01/11/90
19 The Glasgow Keelie.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
01/09/92
20 Letter from the Scottish Alliance Against The Criminal Justice Act regarding it’s oncoming activities. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
12/01/95
21 Minutes and agendas from Free University meetings.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1987-1991
22 Forum Sub Group minutes, newsletters and publicity material for events and discussion meetings, including the Scratch Parliament day.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1987-1991
23 Pretexts and handouts for discussion groups.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1987-1991
24 Various information sheets/application forms to join FUN, requests for information with a typed message from Keith Millar to James Kelman, typed notes on working with Transmission Gallery and typed comments by Keith Millar on the status of FUN.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1988-1991
25 The 3rd All Scotland Autonomous Assembly – Discussion and co-ordination – what we can do to make social struggle ‘from below’ stronger and more effective held at the Unemployed Workers Centre in Edinburgh and notes from the All Scotland Autonomous Assembly held at Community Central Halls, Glasgow by Billy Clark. (Workers City). Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1992
26 Photocopy of The Fifth Estate, Anarchist Magazine, P5, How Deep is Deep Ecology? A Challenge to Radical Environmentalism by George Bradford. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
27 New Statesmen article: The East is Read by Erica Carter.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
27/02/1988
28 Newspaper clipping: Hebridean street cred, Martyn Halsall reports on the links between religious communities in Glasgow and Iona. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
20/01/1988
29 Campaign Against Militarism – briefing – The new Glasgow : from Culture to curfew, No 9.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
01/05/1994
30 Libertad Para Andrés Villverde! An international campaign to gain the release of the imprisoned anarchist in Peru.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1992
31 A poem by Marion Cox – The Pooch.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
32 Letter from the Converse Gallery to James Kelman about a proposed forum on the growth of anti-democratic measures in Glasgow. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
25/05/1994
33 Photocopy of a New Statesman article, The Greening of Italy by Toni Negri with handwritten note from Peter Kravitz about a meeting to discuss the issues raised in the article.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
09/06/1905
34 An open letter to Scots MPs by Neal Ascherson, newspaper article published in The Independent with handwritten notes on the back.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
13/06/1987
35 Anarchy Re-enacted by Peter Cadogan and Oppositional Cultural Currents and Contemporary Anarchism by Karen Goaman, two articles published in Bulletin of Anarchist Research 21.  Read on  line,   PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
36 Photocopy of The Races from an antiquarian book.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1836
37 Publicity material for ICONOCLASM: “an assault on the cherished beliefs of others” exhibition by Malcolm Dickson in Studio 34, WASPS, King St, Glasgow.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
38 Woodlands Community Development Trust flyer for a public meeting in Ashley Street School, Glasgow on Landscaping East Woodlands.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
27/05/1987
39 Flyer for the second Transmission Goes Verbal readings from brand new writers / refreshments / discussion / debates / culture / art / politics / Scotland / The World, presented by the Edinburgh Review and Transmission.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
21/06/1987
40 Flyer for Refuse & Resist Independent Network (Strathclyde) meeting.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
31/07/1990
41 Publicity material for Eventspace which promoted time-based, issue based and experimental art practices in Scotland including New Visions, International Festival of Film and Video.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1992-1995
42 Self-Determination and Power event held on the 10th and 11th January 1990, Pearce Institute, Govan. Organised by F.U.N, Scottish Child magazine and the Edinburgh Review. Key speakers included: Noam Chomsky on Self-Determination – a life task and a political task; Kathy Acker; George Davie; Alasdair Gray; Hamish Henderson; James Kelman; Jackie Kay; Tom Leonard; Sorley Maclean; Tom Raworth, Mandlenicosi Langa, Mongone Serote and others.

Includes: correspondence; list of attendees; event coordination and programming notes; finances; interview; publicity materials and newspaper clippings.

 1    Correspondence
 1   Chomsky. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1988-1990
 2    Other, including: Channel 4; Scottish Arts Council; Accommodation and individuals.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1989-1990
2  List of attendees. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
3  Event coordination and programming notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1989-1990
4 Finances.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
5 Transcript of interview with John La Rose with handwritten notes.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
 6        Publicity Materials.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
 7        Newspaper clippings.
 1    Letters and coverage of Self-Determination & Power Event.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
 2   Life, literature and a longing for home. Diary by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.  .  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
 3   Various articles by Christopher Frew, including an interview with Gore Vidal.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
 4  Article about Babar Hussain winning his fight against deportation. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads
 8 Edinburgh’s Popular Economic Planning Conference: Shaping the Future, New Strategies for the 1990’s.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
22/09/1989
 3 Workers City.
1 Glasgow 1990
1 Handwritten notes for a talk given on the formation of Workers City.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
2 Art, Politics and the ‘Culture Industry’, Glasgow 1990 by James Kelman.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
3 Text by Farquar McLay.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
4 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1989-1990
5 Elspeth King Defence Committee

The Workers City group launched this campaign to highlight the treatment of Elspeth King, Curator of the Peoples Palace Museum. Much of the material also covers all aspects of Glasgow European City of Culture 1990.

1 Newspaper Cuttings.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
2 Texts and hand written notes

Including: letter written by Brendan McLaughlin with handwritten edits by James Kelman; Our Right of Reply – various sets of the same text with different handwritten notes and an annotated typed article, for “The Elspeth King Affair: a reply from Worker’s City”, published on 7/7/1990 (please see T_SOR_26_3_1_5_1xvii and T_SOR_26_3_1_5_1xviii).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1990
3 Correspondence.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
4 Stickers and flyers.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990
6 Glasgow’s Glasgow Exhibition. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1988-1991
7 Correspondence.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
8 Save Glasgow Green.
1 Glasgow Green, Fleshers Haugh Development Brief by City of Glasgow District Council and the Scottish Development Agency.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
September-1989
2 Correspondence, meeting notes, leaflets, reports and typed articles relating to the campaign.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
3 News cuttings. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
9 News cuttings and magazine articles.

Stories from the press and magazine articles relating to Workers’ City and Glasgow European City of Culture 1990.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1990-1991
10 The Reckoning

Publicity material relating to the Workers City publication ‘The Reckoning’.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1990-1991
11 The Keelie

Miscellaneous handwritten notes and typed annotated articles relating to the Workers City news sheet.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1990-1993
2 Related campaigning.
1 Against redundancies and cuts to local services.
1 Education in the community

A report of education management & consultancy; Institute of Local Government Studies.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

March 1989
2 Handwritten meeting notes, excerpts from minutes of Strathclyde regional committee meetings in Glasgow and Paisley, newsletters and correspondence relating to various campaigns in the UK fighting against cuts to local services and redundancies including: Campaign Against Cuts & Redundancies in Lothian; strike action by community education workers in Glasgow; Hackney Against the Cuts and material related to building on the success of Anti-Poll Tax groups.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1991
2 Housing & Tenants Rights.
1 Housing: The Council’s Proposals for Glasgow. Approved by City of Glasgow District Council 1989.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
2 Germiston/Royston

Material relating to the Germiston/ Royston Action Committee and the Germiston Area Liaison Committee including: press release; minutes; agenda and correspondence.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1991
3 SLIPPED D.I.S.C

2nd Newsletter of the Drumchapel Information Service to the Community.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

August 1991
4 Campaigns in England

Includes a letter from Tenants Corner, a Housing Resource Centre based in London (please all see T_SOR_26_2_18).  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.

1990-1991
5 Newspaper cuttings.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991
3 Unemployed Workers Rights.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1993
3 Events.
1 The Workers City May 1991 ‘MONTH OF EVENTS AND DEBATES’.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
2 Publicity materials for non-Workers City events.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1991
4 Kingston and Hutchesontown Labour Party Dispute.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1991
5 Newspaper Cuttings relating to decisions and/or policies of; Glasgow; Strathclyde; Liverpool; Stoke and London councils.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1990-1991