Reference number
  • WHE
Date
  • 1939-1974
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • The papers include International Marxist Group minutes and related documents of the National Committee, 1970-1974; internal discussion bulletins, 1967-73; letters to members / notes to organisers, 1970-4; correspondence and leaflets, 1968-73; pamphlets, 1970-4; North-West region, minutes, reports and leaflets, 1971-3, including material concerning the 1972 Manchester Engineering dispute; London International Marxist Group, internal documents, 1973; duplicated and printed materials issued by or relating to the Irish Solidarity Movement, 1970-1972.
    'International' (theoretical journal of the International Marxist Group), 1968-1974.
    Rank and file trade unionists, various publications including some pamphlets produced in conjunction with the International Socialism Group; 'Intercontinental Press', 1970-4; 'Socialist Workers' Party (USA) Discussion Bulletin', 1939-1973; 'Socialist Workers' Party (USA) International Information Bulletin', 1945-74. (The Socialist Workers' Party International Information Bulletin has been de facto since 1963 and de jure since 1972 the Internal Discussion Bulletin of the Fourth International, United Sectariat); United Sectariat Fourth International report of the 1972 Fact Finding Commission on the International Marxist Group.
Extent
  • 28 boxes
Admin history
  • Tony Whelan (alias Chris Marshall) was a member of the International Marxist Group between 1970 and 1974. The records listed below were accumulated during his period of membership.
    Reference: John Callaghan, 'British Trotskyism: theory and practice' (Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1984).
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for E. A. Whelan (GB 0152 AAR1982), Bob Purdie (GB 0152 AAR 0973), Chris Bambery (GB 0152 AAR1604), the Fourth International (GB 0152 AAR 1627), the International Group (GB 0152 AAR1581), the International Socialist Group (GB 0152 AAR1580), the International Marxist Group (GB 0152 AAR1628), the Socialist Workers Party (GB 0152 AAR0723).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • For further details see the International Marxist Group papers (MSS.128) and the Chris Bambery / International Marxist Group papers (MSS.419). For more information on British Trotskyism see also Colin Barker: International Socialist papers (MSS.152), D.D. Harber papers (MSS.151), Maitland/Sara papers (MSS.15), Harry Wicks papers (MSS.102) and Bob Purdie papers (MSS.149).