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International Marxist Group

Identity Statement

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: International Marxist Group
Date(s): 1969-1988
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): International Marxist Group


Administrative/Biographical history:

The International Marxist Group is a British Trotskyite revolutionary group affiliated to the Fourth International. Its broad aims are the overthrow of imperialist capitalism followed be the setting up of a government based on direct democratic control by the people.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of the International Marxist Group consist mainly of conference papers for the World Congress of the Fourth International, and discussion documents regarding industrial relations, Labour Government policy, and ways in which the group planned to further their aims within the class struggle. The collection also includes publications from various trade unions and the Trades Union Congress concerning unemployment, industrial relations, and legislation affecting unions; pamphlets and information sheets opposing the presence of the British in Northern Ireland including issues of An Phoblacht (Republican News); and issues of Red Camden (the newsletter of the movement known as the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign to 1970, and Camden Movement for Peoples Power thereafter), and pamphlets on abortion issues, women's right to work, Labour Party reform and the Iranian revolution.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

This collection is arranged in four sections: 1. International Marxist Group, 1976-1985; 2. Trade Unions, 1981-1986; 3. Northern Ireland, 1978-1988; 4. Miscellaneous Issues, 1970-1982.

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Finding aids:

Online catalogue and printed handlist available.

Archival Information

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Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on March 27, 2002

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Date(s) of descriptions:
27 Mar 2002; revised 7 May 2002

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