Direct Action Collection.

Direct Action Finding Aids.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/13


Direct Action

Dates of Creation

c.1973 – 2000


33 items.

Name of Creators

Syndicalist Workers’ Federation. (Later known as Direct Action Movement, then Solidarity Federation.)

Level of Description


Administrative History

Direct Action is the magazine published today by the Solidarity Federation. It was the paper of the Syndicalist Workers’ Federation (IWMA). The Solidarity Federation adopted its current name in 1994, having previously been the Direct Action Movement since 1979, and before that the Syndicalist Workers’ Federation since 1950.

Scope and Content

Nos. 1-10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 26, 30, 33, 40, 48, 44, 45, 54, 63, 67-68, 70-72, 76-78, 80 and four supplements. Also includes no’s. 3 and 16 of the magazine version

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: Nos. 1, Read On LinePDF and other downloads, – (2, 3, 4) Read On LinePDF and other downloads, 5, (6. 7. 8) Read On LinePDF and other downloads,- 9, Read On Line PDF and other downloads.  10, Read On LinePDF and other downloads. and an Industrial Supplement, Read On Line,  PDF and other downloads. (n.d.). (A few pages missing from the digital images.)

Keith Millar: No. 12,  Read On line,   PDF and other downloads. No. 14, Read On Line PDF and other downloads. No. 15, Read On Line,   PDF and other downloads. plus, 54, 63, 68, 72 and two supplements. Also includes nos. 3 and 16 of the magazine version.

DEK: No’s 30, 40, 67-68, 70-72,76-78,80 & DAM Supplement Spring 1994.

John Frew: No’s 15, 26, 44.

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.