Ronnie Alexander Collection.


Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/47


Ronnie Alexander Collection

Dates of Creation

1940 – 2013


2 archive boxes

Name of Creators

Ronnie Alexander

Level of Description


Administrative History

Ronnie Alexander became an activist at the time of the Ban the Bomb campaign. He developed an interest in anarchism which he passed on to Stuart Christie.

Employed initially as a Librarian at the Mitchell, Ronnie was sacked for flouting a dress code that didn’t embrace the early 60s taste for duffle coats.

Ronnie went on to train as a Teacher and taught Modern Studies at St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton. He was a prominent EIS rep for decades.

His other main interest, outside family life, was folk music. The 60s gave rise to an explosion of interest in musical roots. Ronnie was the guitarist and second singer with the band The Clutha, an early forerunner for many other quintets.

Ronnie didn’t abandon his interest in an anarchist society as this collection testifies.

He passed away on 17th November 2016 at the age of 75.

Scope and Content

This collections contains: books; pamphlets; serials and publications.

System of Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

Custodial History

Collected and held by Ronnie Alexander.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kathleen Alexander

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 Spirit of Revolt group.

Existence of Copies

Most of the books in the collection are still in print and available to purchase.

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 Paula Larkin (Project Archivist) in January 2023.