Browse Collections (124 total)

Dissenting Ephemera - Ed Rosen

10 boxes of materials, spanning from the late 1960s through to the late 1980s. This collection includes rare British Situationist ephemera, including…

Wheeler's Dealings

Housing Struggles Digital Collection

More materials have been added to our Housing Struggles archive as part of our HLF-funded project. The collections include paper and digital archives…

Dissenting Ephemera 1970s - Ed Emery's Collection

Irish Struggles after 1968

A small collection of Republican ephemera from the late 1960s and 1970s during the first years of the troubles. These include an extremely rare nearly…

Contributors: Jenny Earle

Jewish Socialist

Organised Sqautting 1968- 2012

This is a collection that Chris Jones, resident at MDR, created based on his research on the politics of organised squatting in London from 1968 to…

Chroma Journal

Chroma was an queer literary journal that ran between 2004 and 2010, publishing poetry, prose and visual artwork. It’s content included work by over…

Sue and Crispin Aubrey

Resurgence (1969-1971)

Resurgence Magazine was founded by John Papworth, Leopold Kohr, E. F. Schumacher, and Herbert Read in 1966. The magazine described itself as a…

Housing Struggles 1975-1991

This collection was deposited with MayDay Rooms by Jane Foot, ex-member of East London Big Flame. It mainly includes material from CASE UK (Campaign…

Housing Struggles

More materials have been added to our Housing Struggles archive as part of our HLF-funded project. The collections include paper and digital archives…

Women's Liberation Collection from WFA

Lucas Plan

In 1974 the management of Lucas Aerospace, an engineering firm that manufactured aircraft components for both military and civilian use, announced…

Student Movement 2010-11

The most controversial policy of the first year of the coalition government was the raising of tuition fees to £9000 per year for undergraduate…

Subvertising

A number of large and beautiful political posters, most of which have been flyposted in the advertising spaces on bus stops and on the tubes. The…

J18

Two collections comprising materials from Kevin Biderman and Nicola Kirkham. They include documents, ephemera, and film from the anti-globalisation…

Anti Globalisation Protests and related

Two collections comprising materials from Kevin Biderman and Nicola Kirkham. They include documents, ephemera, and film from the anti-globalisation…

Dissenting Ephemera - Catherine Pozzo di Borgo

A small collection of materials mainly relating to the English situationists, ‘King Mob’, and the LSE occupation in early 1969. The collection…

Radical and Militant Poetry

Spare Rib

Spare Rib was probably the most widely disseminated magazine of the Women’s Liberation Movement during the 1970s and 1980s. As part of a magazine…

Latin American Workers Association- LAWAS

The Latin American Workers Association was based in London and active in two phases the early 1980s and then 2002-13. Many of its activists went on to…

Radical Philosophy

Situationist Miscellany

Women's Labour History (USA)

Poll Tax Rebellion

For many the revolt against the imposition of the Poll Tax marks a unique moment in British social history. This Tax, effectively replacing a property…

Solidarity Pamphlets

The libertarian socialist group Solidarity was set up in 1960 by former members of a British Trotskyist organisation, the Socialist Labour League.…

Dissenting Ephemera- Black Struggle

A modest collection of material relating to Black Struggle in the UK includes copies of Race Today and Race & Class which were both offshoots of a…

Schooling & Culture 2015

Following a week long activation in July 2015 of the Schooling & Culture Archive that included visits from schools and youth groups a collection of…

Dissenting Ephemera LGBTQ+

Association of Autonomous Astronauts

Variously seen as a Situationist-inspired prank, an extended metaphor, a form of Exodus and a campaign to redistribute superwealth, the Association of…

Italia Rossa

Inspired by the fruitful of exchange of Big Flame, Midnight Notes & Zeroworks with Italian political and theoretical developments, MayDay rooms has…

Psyche-Pol

Working in the space between politics and psychotherapy poses many questions: How do we overcome the resistance to talking about and through emotion?…

Squatting

Given impetus by the current wave of housing struggles, the sapping of space in metropolitan environments and the visit to MDR of squatting historian…

Countering Education

As an educational charity MayDay Rooms is gathering material around experimental forms and countervailing notions of education. This includes material…

Libertarian Education

From its beginnings as the Libertarian Teachers Association in 1966 up to its present day incarnation as an e-magazine and book publisher the shifting…

History Workshop Journal & Associated

Copies of the early issues of History Workshop: A Journal of Socialist Historians, donated by Anna Davin of the founding editorial collective. The…

The Worker Photographer

Dissenting Ephemera 1980-2000

Continuing with the moniker of ‘dissenting ephemera’ coined by East London Big Flame this sizeable collection of independent publications is available…

New England Prisoners' Association News

Subtitled “The Voice of the New England Prisoners’ Association”, these newspapers, with articles in the main written by prisoners themselves, are the…

Jubilee 2000 Afrika Campaign & Associated

MayDay Rooms collection of materials related to the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and the group that has gathered around it has led to a…

Artists Union

Artists Union Journal Emergency Edition.pdf

As part of the Unionising Workshop held at Flaxman Lodge in June 2004 a collection of materials (newsletters, leaflets, letters etc.) relating to the…

Freedom

Sundry copies of Freedom, ranging from the years 1924 to 1996, donated by Housman’s Bookshop. Freedom, a magazine of ‘anarchist socialism’ (later…

Radical Posters

Scratch Orchestra

The Scratch Orchestra grew out of a series of music composition classes held at London’s Morley College. The classes were instigated by Cornelius…

Camerawork

Dockers Charter

One of the longest industrial disputes in working class history, the Liverpool Dockers dispute 1995-98, was a strong indicator that working class…

Schooling & Culture 1977 – 1985

Schooling & Culture journal was a collaboration between a group of radical left educationalists and young working class school students that began in…

Queeruption & Associated

Queeruption was a rolling international DIY festival that took place eight times between 1998 and 2000. The intention behind these ad hoc festivals,…

The Leveller