Papers of Norman Jacobs, Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) official and activist

Scope and Content

This collection contains: circulated minutes and papers of CPSA departmental sections and regional assemblies,1971-1985; records concerning 'Redder Tape' (CPSA rank and file journal) and the CPSA Broad Left, 1970s-1982; various CPSA-related records, 1976-1985; CPSA branch magazines, 1975-1981; various, mainly left-wing, campaign material, 1960s-1982; Civil Service Whitley Council Staff Side /Council of Civil Service Unions records, 1978-1985'; local Labour Party records (areas where Jacobs lived), 1960s-1980s; 'World Marxist Review', 1972-1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman Jacobs was a member of the Civil and Public Services Association national executive committee and of its British Museum branch. He was also involved in left-wing campaign groups within the union.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited with the Centre by Norman Jacobs in 1979, 1983 and 1985.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

The Centre also holds the main archives of the CPSA, the Staff Side of the National Whitley Council for the Civil Service and the Council of Civil Service Unions, and papers of other individual CPSA officials.