Jack Askins Papers: World Peace Movements and Conferences

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Publications, press releases, cuttings and invitations re: the World Conference of Representatives of National Peace Movements, and the International Conference against Facism, 1975; reports and speeches given to the World Peace Council Assembly, 1971; correspondence, press releases and reports re: the World Peace Council's forum in York, 1976.

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: the anti-Vietnam war movement, listed at MSS.189/V. 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.