The Guy Aldred Collection
A large collection of material relating to the anarchist and socialist Guy Aldred (1886-1963), including his own scrapbooks.
About Guy Aldred
Guy Aldred (1886-1963) was born in Clerkenwell, London and although he honed his oratory skills as a boy preacher, he later rejected religion and became interested in socialism, anarchism and women's suffrage. He took part in several anti-war protests during WWI and was imprisoned.
In the late 1920s he moved to Glasgow and in 1934 he set up the anarcho-communist United Socialist Movement with his partner, Jenny Patrick, and Ethel MacDonald. For the rest of his life he campaigned against injustice, through his public speaking and published writings.
Read a full biography at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
About the collection
The collection includes pamphlets, papers, correspondence, cuttings and documents and covers the years 1914-1969. The collection is part of Bailie’s Library, which came to the Mitchell Library in 1981.
Periodicals held at The Mitchell Library:
The Commune. (1923-1929)
Herald of revolt: An organ of the coming social revolution. Volumes 3 (Feb 1913) - 4 (May 1914)
Spur. Volumes 1 (June 1914 )- 3 (May 1918)
Word: An organ of the United socialist movement. Volumes 1(May 1938) - 25 (May 1965)
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