Simon Dell Collection.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/29


Simon Dell Collection.

Dates of Creation



1 box

 Name of Creators

Simon Dell


Level of Description


Administrative History

Simon Dell is a local activist. In his own words, he was raised in a household “committed to social justice and peace”, with involvement in anti-Vietnam war marches, anti-Polaris demonstrations and anti-apartheid action. His first direct action was involvement in the setting up of the Faslane Peace Camp in 1982, where he also first came into contact with anarchist ideas. As well as continuing to engage non-violent direct action within the peace movement, which resulted in a short prison sentence, he became more involved in anarchist movements via the Anarchist Black Cross, Glasgow Anarchist Group and Counter Information. The Poll Tax campaign saw him back in court charged with criminal damage to a sheriff officers van at the first attempted warrant sale. The charges were acquitted. The 1990’s saw Dell returning to higher education and later working across various areas of Glasgow in urban regeneration and social inclusion.


Scope and Content

Publications; pamphlets; serials; newsletters.


System of Arrangement

Arranged by type.


Custodial History

Material collected by Simon Dell.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Simon Dell.


Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.



Further accruals expected.


Access Conditions



Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the Spirit of Revolt group.


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 (Ref: T/SOR) collections held at Glasgow City Archives.


Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Nicola Maksymuik (Project Archivist), July 2014.



1 Publications and Pamphlets
1 Theses Against Cynicism. The Pleasure Tendency. Leeds. 1987
2 Drugs. Arthur Moyse. Phoenix Press. n.d
3 Towards Anarchism. Errico Malatesta. Drowned Rat Collective. 1985
4 Don’t Mark His Face: The account of the Hull Prison Riot (1976) and its brutal aftermath by the Prisoners Themselves. The National Prisoners’ Movement. 1979
5 Anarchism: Arguments For and Against. Albert Meltzer. Black Flag & South London Anarchist Group. 1984
6 Hansen, Soren & Jensen, Jesper. The Little Red School-Book. London: Stage 1. ISBN 085350107. 1971
7 Paris: May 1968. Dark Star & Rebel Press. 1985
8 Protest and Survive. E.P Thompson. Russell Press. 1980
9 Anarchism- As We See It. Anarchist Communist Federation. n.d
10 The Adventures of Tintin in Patriarchy is our Prison. From Attack. Sunshine c/o Raven. n.d
11 Animal Liberation: A Case of Moral Indignation? B&B. c.1980s
12 At Least Cruise is Clean. Lynchcombe. Niccolo Press. n.d
13 ROF Burghfield: A Nuclear Weapons Factory. Burghfield Peace Camp. 1983
14 Northern Ireland: Non Violent Perspectives. Peace Pledge Union. London. 1985
15 Northern Ireland: Looking Through the Violence. Peace Pledge Union. London. 1985
16 On the Duty of Disobedience by Henry Thoreau. Housmans. Introduction by Gene Sharp. 1985
17 Free Association: Revolutionary Committees As a Method of Organization. More to Come. San Francisco. Reprinted by Thames Valley Anarchists. n.d
18 Until All Are Free: The Trial Statement of Ray Luc Levasseur. London: Attack International. n.d
19 The International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement. Edited by Albert Meltzer. Cienfuegos Press. 1976
20 Working Class Hero: Harry Roberts. n.d
21 Winning the Class War: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Strategy. The Direct Action Movement & International Workers Association. 1991
22 My Life Depends On You. Pamphlet by Martti Koskii. n.d
23 Peace Manifesto. Die Grunen. Federal executives of Die Grunen. n.d
24 Introduction to Non violence and Non violent Action. Peace Pledge Union. London. n.d
25 The Psychology of Non violence. Peace Pledge Union. London. 1982
26 The Spirit of Freedom: The War in Ireland. Attack International. 1989
27 End Special Report: The Nuclear North Atlantic. Grimson, Olafur Grimson & Angus McCormack. Glasgow End & End. 1982
28 Mujeres Libres: Organizing Women During the Spanish Revolution. Martha Ackelsbery. Brixton DAM. 1987
29 No Poll Tax Here. Pamphlet by Direct Action Movement. Manchester. n.d
30 Missiles, Reactors and Civil Liberties. Edited by Gari Donn. Scottish Council for Civil Liberties. 1981
31 Poll Tax Handbook. Scottish Trades Union Congress/Scottish Council for Civil Liberties/Scottish Local Government Information Unit. 1989
32 Direct Action. April Carter. Housmans/Peace News. New introduction by Bob Overy. 1983
33 Buffo-Amazing Tales of Political Pranks and Anarchic Buffoonery. Spectacular Times. London. 1985
34 Into the Anarchic by George Gunn. Pulteney Press. 1985
35 Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom. Fredi Perlman. Left Bank Books. Reprinted by Thames Valley Anarchists. 1983
36 Malatesta’s Anarchy. Freedom Press. 1974
37 Remarks on Nicaragua. Rafael Pallais. Reprinted by Thames Valley Anarchists. 1987
38 On the Poverty of Student Life. Red and Black, Raven Press. 1988
39 Fair Cop. Scottish Council of Civil Liberties. n.d
40 Fascism and How to Fight It. Anti-fascist Action. Liverpool. n.d
41 The Poor Folk’s Guide to the Revolt of 1381. Publisher J.L Carr. Reprinted by Thames Valley Anarchists. n.d
42 Against Redistributing Poverty by the Wages for Housework Campaign and payday men’s network. Wages for Housework campaign. London. 1991
43 Recipes for Internationalism. Produced for International Women’s Day. Aberdeen Anti-Apartheid Group. 1987
44 The Methods of Anarcho-Syndacalism. Rudolf Rocker. Monty Miller Press. Sydney. 1981
45 Love Lies Bleeding. Claudia. Aldgate Press. London. n.d
46 Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Anarchism But Were afraid to ask. Black Sheep Publications/Dark Star/Rebel Press. 1988
47 Poetry of the Class War. Anarchist Black Cross. Leeds. n.d
48 Poison in Our Hills: the First Inquiry on Atomic Waste Burial. SCRAM. Edinburgh. 1980
49 Fighting for Survival: the Steel Industry in Scotland by James Kelman. Clydeside Press Publishing Ltd. 1990
50 Misinformation and Manipulation: An Anarchist Critique of the Politics of AIDS by Joe Peacott. BAD Press Pamphlet No 1. BAD Press. Boston 1989
51 Against Separatism edited by Joe Peacott. BAD Press pamphlet No 2. BAD Press. Boston. 1990
52 From Protest to Resistance. A Peace News Pamphlet. No 2. MUSHROOM. Nottingham. 1981
53 Men Speaking out on Men and Sexism. No 2. M.A.A.S. Leeds. n.d
54 Central America: Prospects for Non violence. Studies in Non violence No 10. Peace Pledge Union. London. 1981
55 Resisting the Nation State: The Pacifist and Anarchist Tradition by Geoffrey Ostergaard. Studies in Non violence No 11. Peace Pledge Union. London. 1982
56 2 issues of A.K Distribution Catalogue. Anarchist Book Service. Stirling. n.d
57 The Last War: A collection of three essays by George Barret. Pirate Press. 1990
 58  Dig for Revolution.  1988
2 Serials and Newsletters
1 New Anarchist Review. Nos 8, 11, 16. 1987-1990
2 Merseyside Anarchist Newsletter. Issue 2, 3, 12, 13, 19, 25, 26, 27. 1988-1991
3 Leeds Abortion Fund Newsletter No 1 & 2. 1989