Papers of E. A. Whelan, Trotskyist

Scope and Content

The papers include International Marxist Group minutes and related documents of the National Committee, 1970-1974; internal discussion bulletins, 1967-73; letters to members / notes to organisers, 1970-4; correspondence and leaflets, 1968-73; pamphlets, 1970-4; North-West region, minutes, reports and leaflets, 1971-3, including material concerning the 1972 Manchester Engineering dispute; London International Marxist Group, internal documents, 1973; duplicated and printed materials issued by or relating to the Irish Solidarity Movement, 1970-1972.

'International' (theoretical journal of the International Marxist Group), 1968-1974.

Rank and file trade unionists, various publications including some pamphlets produced in conjunction with the International Socialism Group; 'Intercontinental Press', 1970-4; 'Socialist Workers' Party (USA) Discussion Bulletin', 1939-1973; 'Socialist Workers' Party (USA) International Information Bulletin', 1945-74. (The Socialist Workers' Party International Information Bulletin has been de facto since 1963 and de jure since 1972 the Internal Discussion Bulletin of the Fourth International, United Sectariat); United Sectariat Fourth International report of the 1972 Fact Finding Commission on the International Marxist Group.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tony Whelan (alias Chris Marshall) was a member of the International Marxist Group between 1970 and 1974. The records listed below were accumulated during his period of membership.

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 purchased by the Centre from E. A. Whelan in 1975.

Other Finding Aids


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

For further details see the International Marxist Group papers (MSS.128) and the Chris Bambery / International Marxist Group papers (MSS.419). For more information on British Trotskyism see also Colin Barker: International Socialist papers (MSS.152), D.D. Harber papers (MSS.151), Maitland/Sara papers (MSS.15), Harry Wicks papers (MSS.102) and Bob Purdie papers (MSS.149).