Searchlight Archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2760 Sch/01/Res
  • Dates of Creation
      1965 - [ongoing]
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French German Italian Russian Spanish; Castilian
  • Physical Description
      258 archive boxes
  • Digital Content

Scope and Content

The Searchlight Archives represents part of the organisational archives of Searchlight. This includes back editions of various magazines and journals of the anti-fascist, anti-racist or left wing perspective, as well as various part or full run collections of far right, racist or otherwise right-wing publications. The collection also includes the archives of various Searchlight investigations and letters between Searchlight and its domestic and overseas partners, as well as various papers gathered from within far right groups.

Access Information

Due to the sensitive nature of the archive, access is controlled. To request access to the archive, please complete the Searchlight Archive access request form

Once you have signed it please return the form by e-mail

or by post to:

University of Northampton, Searchlight Archivist, Grendon 163, Boughton Green Lane, Northampton, NN2 7AL.

Details about our opening times and how to arrange a visit can be found on the University of Northampton Archive web pages.

Acquisition Information

Source: Long Term Loan from Gerry Gable on behalf of Searchlight..

Gerry Gable is the long term editor of Searchlight, having been involved in the establishment of the Searchlight organisation. Gerry edited Searchlight in its early years and took over again as editor following the tragic death of Maurice Ludmer in 1981, and is the owner of the company Searchlight Magazines Ltd.

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Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Digital images of documents and other materials in our archive catalogue, where the copyright is owned by The University of Northampton, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. A copy of the license can be viewed online or requested from Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, U.S.A.,

If you wish to reproduce an image from the University Archive for commercial purposes a fee will be charged according to that usage. We offer a competitive rate tailored to your requirements.

Where copyright does not lie with the University it is your responsibility to approach the rights holder.


There will be further accruals to the collection in respect of future issues of Searchlight. Other publications and further documents and papers may also be placed in the archive at the discretion of Searchlight and Mr. Gable.

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