Anarchy a Journal of Desire Armed Collection.

  • Anarchy a Journal of Desire Armed Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/8


Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed

Dates of Creation



28 items

Name of Creators

C.A.L. Press

Level of Description


Administrative History

The journal started publishing in 1980 on a quarterly basis. It is today based in Berkeley, California, and appears annually. It was founded by members of the Columbia Anarchist League and was published in Columbia, Missouri, for nearly fifteen years, eventually under the sole editorial control of Jason McQuinn (who initially used the pseudonym “Lev Chernyi”), before briefly moving to New York City in 1995 to be published by members of the Autonomedia collective. The demise of independent distributor Fine Print nearly killed the magazine, necessitating its return to the Columbia collective after just two issues. It remained in Columbia from 1997 to 2006. The magazine accepts no advertising.        ISSN 1044-1387

Scope and Content

This collection contains the following issues:

No’s. 6-7, 9-12 (1985); Vol 13. no’s 1-4 ; vol. 14, no’s. 1-4; vol 15, no’s. 1-2; vol.

16, no’s. 1-2; vol. 17, no’s. 1-2; vol. 18, no. 2; vol. 19, no’s. 1-2; vol. 20, no’s. 1-2;

vol. 21, no.1; vol. 23, no. 1. Also includes an excerpt from an issue dated Summer 1992

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 13. no. 2; vol. 14, no. 4; vol 15, no. 1; vol. 15, no. 2, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads,  vol. 16, no. 2.


K. M.: Vol. 14, nos. 1, No. 2, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads,  No. 3.  vol. 16, no. 1, Read on line   PDF and other downloads,  vol. 17, no. 1, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. No.2, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.  vol. 18, no. 2, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. vol. 19, nos. 1-2; vol. 20, nos. 1-2; vol. 21, no.1; vol. 23, no. 1.


Bratach Dubh: Nos. 6-7. 9 Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 11-12 (1985).

DEK: Vol. 13, No,s 1, 3, 4.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.


No further accruals expected.

Access Conditions


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.