- 1839-1999 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Pamphlets, books, serial publications
Name of creator
Guy Aldred was an anarchist and political propagandist. He wrote and published a stream of pamphlets, books, and journals, and set up a number of printing presses, from the Bakunin Press in London (1907) to the Strickland Press in Glasgow (1939–1968).
The pamphlets originally formed the private library of Guy Alfred Aldred (1886-1963).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The library was purchased from John Taylor Caldwell following the death of Guy Aldred and the closure of the Strickland Press in 1968. Later additions have been made.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection of pamphlets, books and serial publications mainly on anarchism, socialism and alternative politics.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The books and pamphlets are arranged alphabetically by author and title. The serials are arranged separately in alphabetical order.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
All the books, pamphlets and serials in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.