A.A.Purcell Collection

Scope and Content


  • Album entitled 'Trades Union Congress, Hull' from 1924, that also includes family photographs, images taken in Southport and from Purcell's trip to Moscow in 1924
  • Album of [family photographs] and postcard depicting noted individuals, including Tom Mann, James Connolly, James Larkin, Victor Grayson, William Morris, Ernest Jones, Karl Liebknecht
  • theatre programme for a production of the 'Meiry Wifes of Windsor' at the Roustweli Theatre, Moscow
  • Album of obituaries taken from newspapers following Purcell's death
  • Framed photograph of A.A.Purcell
  • Publication dedicated to Purcell: 'Scenes from a Soviet Life', P and Z Coates, 1936
  • Album mainly of Purcell family photographs, but also includes an image of American Socialist Lawyer and left-wing activist Robert Haberman and images from Purcell's trip to Moscow in 1924

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Arthur Purcell was a Labour Party MP for Coventry in 1923-1924 and the Forest of Dean 1925-1929, while in the intervening years 1923-1927 he held the position of President of the International Federation of Trade Unions. He would later become the Secretary of Manchester and Salford Trades Council. He died in 1935.

Access Information

Open to view with appointment

Personal Names