Jack Askins Papers: Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes and related material, re: NW Council and annual conference, 1967-1971; financial records, 1970; correspondence re: Trade Union involvement in the peace campaign, 1967-1974; publications, press releases and newsletters, 1970-1975; petitions, signed by MPs, 1974; copies of Vietnamese Five-Year Plan, and political reports, 1976; press cuttings, 1973-1975; photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the 1950s and 1960s Askins was a bus driver and shop steward, and Communist Party industrial organiser. Also joint secretary of the National Council, he was involved as secretary in the North-West Regional Council for peace in Vietnam.

Reference: Accessions file and list for MSS.189/B.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

Other papers belonging to Askins, relating to Manchester Busmen, are listed under MSS.189/B, along with papers re: world peace movements and conferences, listed at MSS.189/P. Further papers relating to him can be found at the Working Class Library, Salford. An authority file exists for this individual (GB 152 AAR0698).

Custodial History

The collection was sold to the Centre by Mr. Askins in 1978.