Browse Collections (124 total)

King Mob & Associated

On the occasion of a new translation of Raoul Vaneigem’s Revolution of Everyday Life (PM Press, Oakland), translator and former member of King Mob,…

Midnight Notes

The Midnight Notes collective, which marked a coming together of various radical strands of US left politics, began publishing its journal in 1979.…

Wages for Housework (NYC)

Italian Inquisition Compressed.pdf

The Wages for Housework campaign was launched in Padova at the International Feminist Conference of July 1972. Within two years it was holding its own…

Zerowork

The Zerowork publishing group was formed in 1974 and could be said to have been informed by an early take up of Italian autonomist theory. Writing in…

Committee For Academic Freedom in Africa (CAFA)

Established in the Spring of 1991 by George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa consisted of “people teaching…

Red Notes 1973 & Associated

Publications produced by Red Notes, including activist pamphlets, histories, and translations. These include Ed Emery’s extensive translations of…

Miscellaneous Pamphlets

Pamphlets have been in existence for as long as the printing press and are often associated with sedition and the distribution of censored and hard to…

East London Big Flame

Coming together in East London in 1972 this group of left political activists at odds with the moralism of the prevailing left politics of the time…

HMP

This collection gathered pace after the donation of a file of press cuttings and commentary around the Strangeways Prison Rebellion of April 1990 and…

Dissenting Ephemera 1970s – Women's Movement

These materials, dubbed ‘dissenting ephemera’, were delivered to Mayday Rooms as a contextual backdrop to the October 2014 reunion of East London Big…

Dissenting Ephemera 1970s – Miscellaneous

These materials, dubbed ‘dissenting ephemera’, were delivered to Mayday Rooms as a contextual backdrop to the October 2014 reunion of East London Big…

Poster Film Collective

Formed in the early 70s by ex-tutors and students from several London Art Colleges, the Poster Film Collective produced a series of hand-printed…

Bureau of Public Secrets

Big Flame Newspaper

Big Flame – Internal Documents

Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp

In 2014 Gwyn Kirk deposited six organized boxes of personal papers at MayDay Rooms relating to her long and deep involvement with the Greenham Common…

'A' Course

In the late spring of 1969 four members of the teaching staff in the Sculpture Department at St. Martins School of Art in London began work on a…

Four Corners

In 1973, behind a shopfront at 113 Roman Road, London E1, four young filmmakers – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ronald Peck and Wilf Thust – set up a…

Inventory

This journal for fierce sociology, for finding, losing and collecting, first appeared in the mid ‘90s and continued in various forms for a decade. The…

Underground Techno Scene 1992-1996

As a mass popular movement involving and uniting many subcultures the rave scene soon gained self confidence as a counter-culture and became subject…

London Psychogeographical Association

The LPA was first mooted in 1957 by the British artist Ralph Rumney who was amicably expelled from the Situationist International for his failure to…

Anarchist Ephemera

Reclaim The Streets & Associated

Reclaim the Streets (RTS) began in London during the 1990s, both as a playful form of protest in the guise of a street party, which was soon…

Resistance Comix & Associated

Resistance Comics hailed from Belfast and according to the Irish Comics Wiki the ten issues that appeared between 1975 and 1978 were the work of…

The Leveller

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,…

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…

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…

Camerawork

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…

Radical Posters

Freedom

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Worker Photographer

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…

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…

Countering Education

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

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…

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?…

Italia Rossa

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

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…

Dissenting Ephemera LGBTQ+

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- 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…

Solidarity Pamphlets

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

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…

Women's Labour History (USA)