The LSE’s Radical Left Drop-in Archive Session

Wednesday 24 January

Costs: Free

LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

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The library at the London School of Economics is holding a one-off drop-in session in January next year to showcase some of its flagship collections from the early years of the British left.

Described as an opportunity to get “an early evening sneak peek at archives related to the radical left”, those attending on Wednesday 24 January will be able to view items from anti-fascist activism, the Independent Labour Party, the Social Democratic Federation, anarchism, strikes, protests, and much more.

They will also be a chance to learn more from the LSE library’s team of curators and archivists who will be on hand to answer questions and talk about using archives and special collections in teaching, research or for personal interest.

You can book a place by registering your interest on Eventbrite and receive reminders about the session, or just drop by on the day.

And if you can’t make it in person, the library regularly shares items on its Twitter or Instagram pages, along with stories from its rich online and printed collections.

The ILP archives at the LSE are regarded as a “key heritage collection”, and contains a huge variety of fascinating material from the organisation’s birth 130 years ago, covering much of its rich history as a significant force in shaping the outlook and development of the Labour movement.

You can read an overview of what’s available and how to search and access the ILP archives here.


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