Launch of the Statewatch Library & Archive

The Statewatch Library & Archive is being launched on Thursday 22 November 2018 at May Day Rooms in London: 18.00 - 20.00.

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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) - Aidan's talk is available to view online

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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