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Invitation to Launch of Statewatch Library & Archive
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The Statewatch Library & Archive is being launched on Thursday 22 November 2018 at May Day Rooms in London: 18.00 - 20.00: Map: 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH

If you would like to come to the Launch please send us an email with "LAUNCH" in the subject line to:

If you want to look around the Library please come at 17.30 when refreshments will be available too


Chair: Ann Singleton (Co-Chair of Statewatch)
Welcome from May Day Rooms: Jacob
Sue & Kate Aubrey (CALF)
Jay Bernard (Documentalist) via video
Tony Bunyan (Director of Statewatch)
Zak Suffee (Library Volunteer)
Aidan White (Founder and President of the Ethical Journalism Network)

What’s different about this resource?

All libraries and archives have a different emphasis and history. Our archive has been gathered over 40 years and holds unique materials from national and local activism in pamphlet format including Roneo to lithographic publications, plus badges alongside key books ranging from the 1920s onwards and many hard copy EU documents which predate the EU’s digitisation of its records. Our specialism is civil liberties and the state.

The Collection has been gathered since 1977 and comprises:

800+ books

Over 2,500 pamphlets (“grey literature”) on political and social struggles and movements. Currently 700+ to be added

EU documents over 1,000 hard copy documents and reports from pre-internet era. 100+ to be added

•  Special Collection: Currently has 45+ large subject files which are unique eg: the BBC TV News discussion files 1977-1979. 30+ files to be added. Contains many untold stories

Badges from 350+ campaigns

Journals, full and partial collection of 60+ journals

You can see the online catalogue on:

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