Oral history interviews with political radicals – British Library

September 12, 2010

Researcher Andrew Whitehead has deposited his colleciton of ‘oral history interviews with political radicals’ with the British Library Sound Archive.

These interviews with British political activists and others were conducted to gather material for BBC radio documentaries, or more often out of personal interest. In all cases, the interviewees knew that their comments were likely to be in the public domain. Only a few of the interviews have been transcribed – and the deposited transcripts are not necessarily checked and verbatim records. The recordings are available for consultation without restriction, and short extracts (up to 200 words) can be published with an appropriate acknowledgement. Any publication of longer extracts, or use of interviews for broadcast or as part of any public performance, requires my prior written permission.

Some of the interviews deposited were conducted by Shen Liknaitzky, and are included in this collection with her specific permission.

The radio programmes included in this archive are the copyright of the BBC.

More details of the collection, including a guide to the interviewees, can be found on Andrew Whitehead’s blog.


CPGB online bibliography

June 22, 2008

With the support of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn trust, a bibliography of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) compiled by Dave Cope is now available online.

Cope reports that the bibliography is: “divided into material by and about the Communist Party of Great Britain. While such a bibliography could never be complete, I am confident I have unearthed at least 95% of material published nationally by the CPGB, most local material and the vast majority of key books and many of the articles written about the CPGB. I have tried to see all the items listed – only very occasionally have I failed with Party publications. I have a further list of books and articles I am in the process of researching that will eventually be listed.”

The bibliography can be browsed by index entry or searched by keyword, and can be accessed here: http://www.amielandmelburn.org.uk/cpgb_biblio/searchfrset.htm

Phillip Bonosky: new web resource

June 22, 2008

Dan Rosenberg of Adelphi University, New York writes: “Phillip Bonosky, native of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, longtime labor organizer, steelworker, Communist, and writer, has opened a new website.”

The site can be accessed here: http://www.phillipbonosky.com.