Riots and civil disobedience, collected and arranged by Arthur Brown

Scope and Content

Folders of press cuttings covering - Death of Blair Peach 1979-1988; Brixton Riots 1981-1991; Scarman Enquiry into the Brixton riots 1981-1985; Manchester Riots 1981-1982; Toxteth Riots 1981-1985; Messenger-NGA Dispute 1983-1985; Death of Colin Roach 1983; Miners' Strike Fatalities 1984-1985; Docks Strike 1984-1985; Broadwater Farm Riots 1985-1995; Handsworth Riots 1985-1986; Heysel Stadium Disaster 1985-1990; Wapping Dispute 1986-1991; Poll Tax Riots 1990-1995; Newcastle Riots 1991-1992; Murder of Stephen Lawrence: MacPherson Inquiry 1999 - 2000.

Box of printed material including - Community Disorder: the police response: Handbook for students. 198?; Frank Gregory, Protest and Violence; the Police response. Conflict Studies no. 75, September 1976; Peter Shipley, The National Front: Racialism and neo-Fascism in Britain. Conflict Studies no. 97, July 1978; Racial Attacks: report of a Home Office Study 1981; Views on the Scarman report into the Brixton Riots of 1981; Metropolitan Police. Public Order Review: civil disturbances 1981-85; Home Office. Committee of Inquiry into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds: Interim Report (Cmnd. 9585), 1985; West Midlands Police Handsworth / Lozells, September 1985; Richard Kinsey,. Survey of Merseyside Police Officers first report, June 1985; Julius Silverman, Independent Inquiry into the Handsworth Disturbances, September 1985, Report 1986; Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: report of an Inquiry by Sir William MacPherson of Cluny. (Cm 4262-I), 1999.

Box of left and right wing journals and flyers, containing various printed materials, mainly copies of Socialist Worker, Black Flag, National Student, Bulldog and other journals, and flyers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Brown, a former police inspector with Cheshire Constabulary, and Lecturer in Law and Public Administration at West Cheshire College, author of Police Governance in England and Wales. London: Cavendish, 1998.

Access Information

Open for consultation by appointment. Details at

Acquisition Information

Donation from Arthur Brown


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