Papers of Socialist Reproduction

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The deposit includes Situationist material and files on other groups, including Workers' Voice of Merseyside, Revolution Internationale, Tendance Communiste and the Socialist Labor League. There are also copies of left-wing material, mainly from the inter-war period, contemporary left and radical publications, and material preparatory for a publication on John Maclean eventually completed by Nan Milton as In the rapids of revolution: essays, articles and letters, 1992-1923 (London, 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

This ultra-left group emerged from the Cambridge student scene of 1966-1970, concentrating on publishing the political works of writers such as Wilhelm Reich, Otto Ruhle and John Maclean.

Reference: Deposit information.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by 1980.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Socialist Reproduction (GB 152 AAR2193).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Corporate Names