The Papers of Chris Bambery: International Marxist Group

Archive Collection

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.

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.).


The papers have been kept in the order in which they were received.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Socialist Workers Party in February 2001.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The papers are not fully catalogued, a box list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

Authority records exist for Chris Bambery (GB 152 AAR1604), the International Group (GB 152 AAR1581), the International Socialist Group (GB 0152 AAR1580), the International Marxist Group (GB 152 AAR1628), the Socialist Workers Party (GB 152 AAR 0723).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place.


Further deposits are not expected.

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.