Posted by: helenrobertsbradford | March 18, 2010

Sit down next to me

Committee of 100 leaflet

Committee of 100 leaflet, early 1960s

I’ve chosen this striking pink and purple leaflet printed by the Goodwin Press for the Committee of 100 to highlight the addition of another catalogue from the PaxCat project to the Archives Hub.  These are unusual choices of colour for the nuclear disarmament movement of the early 1960s.

This latest catalogue describes archives of the Committee of 100 collected by Derry Hannam.  This is a small collection which can be easily browsed.  Try a Quick Search on ‘Committee of 100’ or ‘Derry Hannam’.

This is the fire-damaged archive which I mentioned in an earlier post.  Derry Hannam explains the story behind the collection in his comment on the blog.  The archives of pressure groups, peace movements and minor political parties often survive by chance.  In this case, we are grateful to Derry Hannam for rescuing these archives and having the foresight to see that one day they would become part of history.

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