Anti-Concorde Project

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The material deposited in the Centre comprises mainly publicity material issued by the Project, 1967-1981, with an incomplete series of Advisory Committee minutes and agendas.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following growing concern about the possible effects of the sonic boom, the project was founded in 1966, to oppose the development of the Anglo-French supersonic airliner.

A major feature of its activity has been the production of a large quantity of mainly duplicated publicity material, much of it reprinting and commenting on the views of both supporters and opponents of Concorde.

Reference: Richard Wiggs, Concorde, the case against supersonic transport(London, 1971)A Wilson, The Concorde fiasco Harmondsworth, 1973).


The files are arranged into Advisory Committee minutes and agendas, files of Anti-Concorde Project publicity material (arranged chronologically) and subject files compiled by the secretary of the project. The collection also includes some press cuttings, reports and publications.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the former secretary of the Anti-Concorde Project

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's. National Inventory of Documentary Sources.A detailed finding aid for the documentation is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for Anti-Concorde Project (GB 152 AAR1931).

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 extensive archives of the project remain in the custody of its founder and former secretary Mr Richard Wiggs.

Some items of the Campaign for Action on Supersonic Engineering are also held at the Centre (MSS.146)