About this collection:
The Anarchist Archive Collection contains select digitized material from the Anarchist Archive.
The Anarchist Archive is devoted to the study of anarchism, with a special focus on the history of the movement in Canada.
History and mandate:
Founded in 2005 by Director Allan Antliff, the Anarchist Archive has a special mandate to collect and preserve anarchist-related materials, including posters, photographs, art work, videos, audio recordings, journals, pamphlets and zines, books, oral histories, correspondence (written and digital), organizational records, and other items.
Holdings include the papers of:
- British anarchist and art critic Herbert Read
- Activist and prison abolitionist Jim Campbell
- Keith McHenry, founder of the international activist organization Food Not Bombs
- Ann Hansen, author of Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla
Issues relevant to the collection include:
- Indigenous struggles
- Anti-war activism
- Ecological militancy
- Prison abolition
- Queer politics
- Radicalism in the arts
For more on the Anarchist Archive see:
Image from cover of Mob Against the State in the David Barbarash collection