Browse Collections (53 total)

'A' Course

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In the late spring of 1969 four members of the teaching staff in the Sculpture Department at St. Martins School of Art in London began work on a…

Anarchist Ephemera

Not being centred upon political parties or trade union bureaucracies, which often had their own publishing infrastructures, the anarchist scene was,…

Anti-Globalisation Protest

sharpscanner@maydayrooms.com_20170707_135450_Compressed.pdf

Artist Union

As part of the Unionising Workshop held at Flaxman Lodge in June 2004 a collection of materials (newsletters, leaflets, letters etc.) relating to the…

Association of Autonomous Astronauts

Variously seen as a Situationist-inspired prank, an extended metaphor, a form of Exodus and a campaign to redistribute superwealth, the Association of…

Big Flame

Named after a play by Liverpudlian writer, Jim Allen, Big Flame started out in the early 70s as a rank and file newspaper that gradually developed…

Camerawork

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

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 and other British situationists,…

Countering Education

Dissenting Ephemera 1970s – Miscellaneous

These materials, dubbed ‘dissenting ephemera’, were delivered to Mayday Rooms as a contextual backdrop to the October 2014 reunion of East London Big…

Dissenting Ephemera 1970s – Women’s Movement

These materials, dubbed ‘dissenting ephemera’, were delivered to Mayday Rooms as a contextual backdrop to the October 2014 reunion of East London Big…

Dissenting Ephemera 2000-Present

Dissenting Ephemera – 1980-2000

Communist Headache_ Notes for Post-Existence Second Series - Ian Trowell & Various.pdf

Continuing with the moniker of ‘dissenting ephemera’ coined by East London Big Flame this sizeable collection of independent publications is available…

Dissenting Ephemera- Black Struggle

A modest collection of material relating to Black Struggle in the UK includes copies of Race Today and Race & Class which were both offshoots of a…

Dockers Charter

One of the longest industrial disputes in working class history, the Liverpool Dockers dispute 1995-98, was a strong indicator that working class…

East London Big Flame

Coming together in East London in 1972 this group of left political activists at odds with the moralism of the prevailing left politics of the time…

Ford Struggles

Aylesbury Area Tenants First Declaration.pdf

Four Corners

In 1973, behind a shopfront at 113 Roman Road, London E1, four young filmmakers – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ronald Peck and Wilf Thust – set up a…

Freedom

Sundry copies of Freedom, ranging from the years 1924 to 1996, donated by Housman’s Bookshop. Freedom, a magazine of ‘anarchist socialism’ (later…

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…

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…

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…

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. The…

Italia Rossa

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lucas Plan

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

Midnight Notes

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

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…

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, are the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Radical Posters

Reclaim The Streets & Associated

Red Notes & Associated