Papers of Chris Bambery, Trotskyist

Scope and Content

International Marxist Group pre-conference bulletins, 1973-76; internal discussion bulletins, and miscellaneous papers, 1973-74; Scottish International Marxist Group circulars and miscellaneous papers, 1970s.

Pamphlets, discussion documents and journals of the International Marxist Group and other left-wing groups/organisations.

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers described below originated with the International Marxist Group, which was a British Trotskyist revolutionary group established in 1965. After his involvement with the International Marxist Group, Chris Bambery continued to play an active role in British Trotskyism and has acted as the National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party.

Reference: John Callaghan, 'British Trotskyism: theory and practice' (Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1984).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Centre by Chris Bambery.

Other Finding Aids


Further deposits are expected. Additional papers deposited June 2012.

Related Material

The Centre also holds further papers on the International Marxist Group (MSS.128) and the papers of E. A. Whelan (MSS.95). For more information on British Trotskyism see the Colin Barker: International Socialist papers (MSS.152), and Bob Purdie papers (MSS.149), also held at the Centre.

Other papers from the International Marxist Group,1976-85 are held at London University: British Library of Political and Economic Science.