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Science and Marxism, 1956-1985

William Wainwright (1908-2000) was a British communist activist and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB). During his time in the party, Wainwright briefly served as the secretary of the British Soviet Society and was heavily involved in... Read more →
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Published 15th February, 2021 1 min read

Trade Unions in Crisis: the 1961 ETU Ballot-Rigging Scandal

The ETU ballot-rigging trial was a case brought to the High Court by prominent union members John Thomas Byrne and Frank Chapple in 1961. They alleged that members of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) had engaged in "a conspiracy... Read more →
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Published 17th December, 2020 1 min read

Debate and Division on the British Left, 1917-1964

John Thomas (J.T.) Murphy and Molly Murphy (née Morris) were a married couple who were prominent members of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) during its formative years. J.T. was expelled from the party in 1932, while Molly resigned shortly thereafter. This... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 3rd December, 2020 2 min read

The Methodist Recorder, 1861-1919

This collection contains copies of the Methodist Recorder published during the period 1861-1919. Founded in 1861 with the mission 'to tell truth and love', the Methodist Recorder was edited and published by six Wesleyan ministers in London. While the six ministers... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 24th November, 2020 2 min read

Methodist Publications, 1855-1919

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an English cleric who lead a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism in the 18th century. After Wesley's death, internal schisms led to a splintering of the original faith. The rival Methodist... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 24th November, 2020 2 min read

Gender, Feminism, and the British Left, 1944-1991

This collection contains records compiled by the Communist Party of Great Britain's (CPGB) Women's Department during the period 1944-1991. These records include minutes, agendas, and promotional materials from various women's campaigns, events, and conferences. They also include copies of Link, the... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 12th November, 2020 2 min read

Transatlantic Civil Society in Periodicals, 1768-1925

This collection contains a series of American journals, magazines, and trade papers published in the United Kingdom and continental Europe from 1768 to 1925—a period that encompasses everything from the Boston Tea Party to the First World War. The periodicals... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 5th November, 2020 2 min read

Communisms and the Cold War, 1944-1986

This collection contains reports and other records compiled by the Communist Party of Great Britain's (CPGB) International Department between 1944 and 1986—a period which begins immediately after the dissolution of the Communist International (Comintern) and ends shortly before the collapse of the... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 2nd July, 2020 2 min read

World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908

World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908, is part of British Online Archives’ wide-ranging Power and Preachers series. It contains copies of three English language newspapers published in India during the period 1782-1908: The India Gazette (1782-1834); The Bengal Hurkaru and... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 31st March, 2020 1 min read

Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939

The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World War. Its purpose was to impose peace terms on the vanquished Central Powers and establish a new international order. British Online... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 1st October, 2019 2 min read

Military intelligence files: land, sea and air, 1938-1974

British Online Archives’ latest collection, ‘Military intelligence files: land, sea and air, 1938-1974’, is the product of years of close cooperation with the National Archives in London. Part of the World Wars series, the resources contained within this collection shed... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 10th August, 2018 1 min read

International relations between America and Britain, 1796-1848

British Online Archives’ latest collection, ‘International relations between America and Britain, 1796-1848’, is a welcome addition to both the American Studies and Representing Britain series. Drawn from the private papers of Sir Robert Liston and Sir Charles Vaughan—career diplomats who... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 1st August, 2018 1 min read

British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951

‘British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951’ is British Online Archives’ latest primary source collection and a welcome addition to the ‘Politics and Protest’ series. ‘British Union of Fascists’ charts the rise and fall of fascism in Britain... Read more →
British Online Archives
Published 20th July, 2018 2 min read

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