Radical Community Archives

Please access the drop-down menu above the photograph to go to each of the many collections.

Over the years I have collected a number of items, mostly documents, from various radical campaigns. Also various individuals and their families have kindly asked for help in preserving their work and materials, which is an honour frankly.

Depending on family wishes, these collections of documents and other artefacts are usually catalogued and offered to a local secure archive for retention and future access. These local archives include The Working Class Movement Library, The People’s History Museum, and Archives+ which is run by Manchester City Council and based in the Central Library in St Peters Square.

The list of community archives that I am working on varies month by month, so the best way to start is probably use the drop-down menu for an alphabetic list of community groups where I have been able to put a proportion of their materials online.

Two that deserve a particular mention are below, with Kevin’s materials relating to nearly a dozen different organisations.

Kevin Hyett Archive and

Ian Stanton archive catalogue (beta version 2016)


If you are interested in the archiving process itself, then you might like to read this page of mine with my thoughts and suggestions.

Disabled people’s organisations and archives (draft) 

2019-07-05 Independent Living – Pamela La Fane