Subversion Collection.

Subversion Finding Aid.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/18



Dates of Creation

c.1990 – c.1997


28 items.

Name of Creators


Level of Description


Administrative History

The Subversion group, based in Manchester, existed from 1988 to 1998 when the declared that they had dissolved. Of the magazine, 24 editions were produced of which 23 were distributed for free. The print run since issue 10 was 1000. A further eight pamphlets were produced by the group.

Scope and Content

First Issue, Nos. 1-4, 7-11, 13-23; One Issue without date or issue number, probably March 1993; Discussion Paper No.1 Capitalism and class struggle in the USSR; Discussion Paper No.2 The State and Capital in Japan; Discussion Paper No.3 Decadent Capitalism; Discussion Paper No. 4; Is Subversion Sane?; Subversion – The Party’s over!; Spoofversion Incorporating Subversion No.24 & Spoofversion No.1

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. 3, 11, 17; One Issue without date or issue number, probably March 1993.

K. M.: Nos. 1-4, 7-8, 11, 13-23; one undated issue; Discussion Paper No. 4; Is Subversion Sane?; Subversion – The Party’s over!.

DEK: First Issue, No’s 9-10, Subversion Discussion paper No’s 1-3, Spoofversion (Incorporating Subversion No.24 & Spoofversion No.1)

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.