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Fancy, Will (c 1933-2009)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1171
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Fancy, Will (c 1933-2009)
Date(s): [1948-2001]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 34 boxes
Name of creator(s): Fancy | William | c 1933-2009 | socialist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Will Fancy joined the Socialist Review Group as a young man and was involved in Trotskyist politics until the early 1980s. He was active within the white-collar trade union, NALGO, playing a leading role in transforming the union into playing a more militant, campaigning organisation. Will Fancy was elected to the NALGO national executive: in the 1970s the Daily Mail described him as "the most dangerous man in Britain". In the early 1980s Will Fancy became a full-time union secretary and broke with the Socialist Workers Party.


Scope and content/abstract:

Subject files include NALGO Action Group, 1968-1982; Victory for Socialism, c1960; International Socialists / Socialist Workers Party Internal Bulletins, 1967-1982, and papers, circulars, 1963-1982; Chile Committee for Human Rights, 1973-1983; liberation struggles in the developing world, 1966-1986; National Union of Teachers rank and file movements, c 1971-1988; Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) local groups, Youth CND groups, Committee of 100, 1958-1971; Exeter University student activism, 1948-1958; Student Labour Federation, 1950-1959; National Association of Labour Student Organisations, 1950-1956; Socialist Labour League bulletins, circulars, 1959-1960. Periodicals include Socialist Fight, 1960-1963; Workers Fight, 1969-1975; The Newsletter, 1958-1968; Young Guard, 1961-1966; Socialist Challenge, c1978-1981; Socialist Review, 1952-1959

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French

System of arrangement:

Box listed

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although access to individual files may be restricted by the Freedom of Information Act. 24 hours notice should be given before a research visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by Special Collections staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

A box list is attached to the collection-level description on the ULRLS online archives catalogue.

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Socialist Platfrom

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