Colin Barker Papers (International Socialism Group)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, circulars, bulletins and reports,1964-73; some correspondence and subject files; papers of a former member of the Revolutionary Socialist League, 1938-1944; leftist newspaper issues, 1967-75.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1939, Colin Barker was a member of the International Socialism Group in Oxford and Manchester from 1962, and a member of the Executive and National Committee. He was also a member of the editorial board of International Socialism journal for several years.

Reference: Chris Cook and David Waller, The Longman Guide to Sources in Contemporary British History 2: Individuals (Longman, 1994)

Conditions Governing Access

Depositor's prior permission needed.

Archivist's Note

The Centre also holds the records of the International Socialism Group (MSS.84), and of its members Richard Hyman (MSS.84), Steve Jefferys (MSS.244), Richard Kuper (MSS.250), Alistair Mutch (MSS.284) and Stirling Smith (MSS.205). Authority files exist for Colin Barker (GB 152 AAR0717), Prof. Richard Hyman (GBR 0152 AAR0718), Steve Jefferys (GBR 0152 AAR0719), Richard Kuper (GBR 0152 AAR0720), Alistair Mutch (GBR 0152 AAR0721), Stirling Smith (GBR 0152 AAR722), the International Socialism Group (GBR 0152 AAR0723) and the Socialist Workers Party (GBR 0152 AAR0733).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre by Colin Barker in 1977.

Personal Names