SSLH backs drive to conserve historic Belgian trade union banners

The People’s Flag… is in need of a little care, writes Mike Sanders. Banners and flags have played a key role in Labour movement since its inception. Trades unions and political protesters alike have marched behind banners proclaiming their objectives and values using both word and image. Nor has their symbolic importance escaped the attention of those opposed to the Labour movement. At Peterloo, the … Continue reading SSLH backs drive to conserve historic Belgian trade union banners

Disaster planning for archivists and librarians

More than 250 people signed up for a free online session on disaster planning for archivists and librarians hosted by the Marx Memorial Library on behalf of the Society for the Study of Labour History’s archives and resources committee. The event, which took place on 5 February 2020, was in part an opportunity to reflect on lessons learnt from the flood that hit the Marx … Continue reading Disaster planning for archivists and librarians