NEW on the Special Collections website:
The Archive of the UK Campaign to Free Vanunu. This large archive, received in 2012, tells the story of UK campaigners for the release of Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear whistle-blower, and for a nuclear-free Middle East. It’s a fantastically rich collection featuring newsletters, photographs and press coverage alongside the usual minutes and records – plus a great deal of correspondence. This is the first major campaign archive from the 1990s that we have received; the campaign’s use of celebrity musicians, comedians and actors in benefit events is particularly interesting.
We are also working on the many archives large and small which we did not have time to catalogue as part of the original PaxCat project. For instance, the Archive of the Community Projects Charitable Trust is now available. This covers work with communities in Northern Ireland during the 1970s. As with the Vanunu archive, we have catalogued this in a very basic way in order to publicise it quickly.
We will do more detailed work on these collections in response to demand from researchers, so do contact Special Collections if you’re interested in either of these.