Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Dating back to 1904, the main coverage is concentrated on important left-wing groups and publications that have emerged in Britain since the 1950s. The collection is divided into five parts with full descriptions of the political movements concerned.
Complete Collection: 258 reels, 1,515 fiche
Part 1: Basic Set
Includes complete retrospective publications of 23 important political movements and groups, such as Militant and the Socialist Party of Great Britain to 1972.
10 reels, 124 fiche
Updates from 1973 to 1988: 54 reels, 451 fiche
Part 2: Basic Set
Complete retrospective publications of 16 groups and movements, such as the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Labour Coordinating Committee to 1972.
Updates from 1973 to 1988: 726 fiche
Updates to Parts 1 and 2, 1989 to 1997: 66 reels
Part 3: Basic Set
Includes two long-established journals issued by the Socialist Party of Great Britain: Socialist Standard, beginning in 1904, and Socialist Commentary, beginning in 1934, to 1972.
Updates from 1973 to 1987: 6 reels
Part 4: Basic Set
Devoted entirely to Peace News, one of the beacons of the British left for 40 years until 1974. Peace News was one of the few journals to persistently break the silence used by the national press to smother radical movements.
Updates from 1975 to 1987: 6 reels
Part 5: Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Section 1: Annual Reports, Minutes and Other Records, 1958-1972, 16 reels
Section 2: Annual Reports, Minutes and Other Records, 1973-1980, Pamphlets and Serial Items, 1958-1980, 9 reels
Section 3: Annual Reports, Minutes and Other Records, Pamphlets and Serial Items, 1981-1985, 20 reels
Section 4: Annual Reports, Minutes and Other Records, Pamphlets and Serial Items, 1986-1990, 30 reels