Disaster planning for archivists and librarians

The Marx Memorial Library is hosting a free online session on disaster planning for archivists and librarians on behalf of the Society for the Study of Labour History’s Archives & Resources Committee. In part, the event will reflect on lessons learnt from the flood that hit the Marx Memorial Library in September 2019. The session takes place from 2pm to 3.30pm on Friday 5 February. … Continue reading Disaster planning for archivists and librarians

Explore Archives – marking the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party

The SSLH Explore Archives online conference, funded by the Society for the Study of Labour History and jointly organised by the Marx Memorial Library and the SSLH was held on Friday 16 October 2020. The conference was aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, Communist Party history enthusiasts, archivists and other heritage professionals. More than 50 delegates logged in from across the UK and Europe to … Continue reading Explore Archives – marking the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party

James Squires (Sheffield Hallam) on the relationship between the CPGB and Labour Party

Thanks to the generosity of the Society for the Study of Labour History, I was able to spend a two-day research trip in London, and attended both the National Archives and the Marx Memorial Library. My research focuses on the relationship between the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) throughout the 1920s. This trip complemented my existing research, and has given … Continue reading James Squires (Sheffield Hallam) on the relationship between the CPGB and Labour Party