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Kate Sharpley library

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Fondée en 1979.

Fichier : en cours. Langues: anglais, autres.

Publications : bulletin, reprints, traductions prévues.

Spécialisation : anarchisme et anarcho-syndicalisme en Grande-Bretagne, mouvement international.


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Comrades and Friends

The Kate Sharpley Library was named in honor of Kate Sharpley, a First World War anarchist and anti-war activist, one of the countless "unknown" members of our movement so ignored by "official historians" of anarchism. The Library was founded in South London in 1979 and reorganized in 1991.

We have over 10,000 English language books, pamphlets and periodicals on anarchism, including complete or near complete runs of Black Flag, Direct Action (From 1945 onwards), Freedom, Man, Spain and the World, Freedom (USA), Why, The Blast, Spanish Revolution and a host of others. We have an equally strong collection of posters, leaflets, manuscripts, letters, and internal records, including reports from the IWA (AIT/IAA), the Anarchist Federation of Britain (1945-1950), the Syndicalist Workers Federation (1950-1979), Cienfuegos Press, ASP and many more. Our foreign language section covers a similar range of material in over 20 languages many rare pamphlets and newspapers.

We regularly publish new research on lost areas of anarchist history as well as historically important documents from the past. Our aim is to give as Pietro Gori writes, "flowers for the fallen" and allow the movement of today to learn from the past. Any movement that ignores its own history deserves what it gets!! The Kate Sharpley Library is always on the lookout for relevant material, and we ask all anarchist groups and publications to add our name to their mailing list. This is a rare opportunity to keep your history alive. We also appeal to all comrades and friends to donate suitable material to the Library. ALL donations of anarchist material are welcome, as are financial contributions since our only income is from individual donations and sales.

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