Browse Collections (53 total)

Catherine Pozzo di Borgo Collection

Manifesto_for_a_political_programme_Compressed.pdf

Materials donated by Catherine Pozzo di Borgo to MayDay Rooms. The collection includes a material by King Mob around the LSE occupation in 1977, items…

Time Out Workers Strike

NotTimeOut:SACKED!.pdf

Ford Struggles

Lucas Plan

LucaPlan,WhereIsLucasGoing.jpg

In 1974 Lucas Aerospace announced restructuring and cuts to jobs. Around half of the company’s output supplied military contracts based on state…

Anti-Globalisation Protest

sharpscanner@maydayrooms.com_20170707_135450_Compressed.pdf

Radical Posters

Countering Education

Dissenting Ephemera 2000-Present

Radical and Militant Poetry

The decade since the beginning of the financial crisis has seen a mushrooming in the production of radical and militant anglophone poetry. Much of…

Spare Rib

Spare Rib was probably the most widely disseminated magazine of the Women’s Liberation Movement during the 1970s and 1980s. As part of a magazine…

Latin American Workers Association (LAWAS)

The Latin American Workers Association (LAWAS) was based in London and active in two phases - the early 1980s and then 2002-13. Many of its activists…

Women's Labour History (USA)

Solidarity Pamphlets

CZECH_1968_solidarity-London-55.pdf

Solidarity
The libertarian socialist group Solidarity was set up in 1960 by former members of a British Trotskyist organisation, the Socialist Labour…

The Worker Photographer

Camerawork

Camerawork was a significant documentary photographic journal. It originated from the work of a number of photographers, who assembled around the Half…

Reclaim The Streets & Associated

Red Notes & Associated

Zerowork

The Zerowork publishing group was formed in 1974 and could be said to have been informed by an early take up of Italian autonomist theory. Writing in…

Wages for Housework

WHF_NOTEBOOK_1_OCR.pdf

The Wages for Housework campaign was launched in Padova at the International Feminist Conference of July 1972. Within two years it was holding its own…

Underground Techno Scene

As a mass popular movement involving and uniting many subcultures the rave scene soon gained self confidence as a counter-culture and became subject…

Squatting

Given impetus by the current wave of housing struggles, the sapping of space in metropolitan environments and the visit to MDR of squatting historian…

The Scratch Orchestra

The Scratch Orchestra grew out of a series of music composition classes held at London’s Morley College. The classes were instigated by Cornelius…

Schooling & Culture

Schooling & Culture journal was a collaboration between a group of radical left educationalists and young working class school students that began in…

Resistance Comics & Associated

Resistance Comics hailed from Belfast and according to the Irish Comics Wiki the ten issues that appeared between 1975 and 1978 were the work of…

Queeruption & Associated

Queeruption was a rolling international DIY festival that took place between 1998 and 2010. The intention behind these ad hoc festivals, often based…

Psyche-Pol

The Psyche-Pol research project took place at MayDay Rooms in November 2013 and was initiated by Howard Slater and Tine Tvergaard and directly…

Poster Film Collective

Formed in the early 70s by ex-tutors and students from several London Art Colleges, the Poster Film Collective produced a series of hand-printed…

Poll Tax Rebellion

For many the revolt against the imposition of the Poll Tax marks a unique moment in British social history. This Tax, effectively replacing a property…

NEPA News

NEPA News Vol.1 No.3 - Various.pdf

Subtitled “The Voice of the New England Prisoners’ Association”, these newspapers, with articles in the main written by prisoners themselves,…

Miscellaneous Pamphlets

Pamphlets have been in existence for as long as the printing press and are often associated with sedition and the distribution of censored and hard to…

Midnight Notes

bolo bolo - Ibu.pdf

The Midnight Notes collective, which marked a coming together of various radical strands of US left politics, began publishing its journal in 1979.…

London Psychogeographical Association

The LPA was first mooted in 1957 by the British artist Ralph Rumney who was amicably expelled from the Situationist International for his failure to…

Libertarian Education

From its beginnings as the Libertarian Teachers Association in 1966 up to its present day incarnation as an e-magazine and book publisher the shifting…

The Leveller Magazine

Between 1975 and 1985, The Leveller, an editor-less magazine, managed to sustain an independent left journalism that drew together professional and…

Jubilee 2000 Afrika Campaign

MayDay Rooms collection of materials related to the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and the group that has gathered around it has led to a…

Italia Rossa

Inspired by the fruitful of exchange of Big Flame, Midnight Notes & Zeroworks with Italian political and theoretical developments, MayDay rooms has…

Inventory

This journal for fierce sociology, for finding, losing and collecting, first appeared in the mid ‘90s and continued in various forms for a decade.…

HMP

Anarchist Blackcross_n02.pdf

This collection gathered pace after the donation of a file of press cuttings and commentary around the Strangeways Prison Rebellion of April 1990 and…

History Workshop Journal

Copies of the early issues of History Workshop: A Journal of Socialist Historians, donated by Anna Davin of the founding editorial collective. The…

Haringey Solidarity Group (HSG)

Haringey Solidarity Group (HSG) started life as the Anti-Poll Tax group in Haringey. Once the Poll Tax was defeated most Anti-Poll Tax groups around…