Collection SC Aldred - Aldred collection

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GB 249 SC Aldred


Aldred collection


  • 1839-1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

6 metres
Pamphlets, books, serial publications

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

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).

Archival history

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.

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Scope and content

Collection of pamphlets, books and serial publications mainly on anarchism, socialism and alternative politics.

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System of arrangement

The books and pamphlets are arranged alphabetically by author and title. The serials are arranged separately in alphabetical order.

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Finding aids

All the books, pamphlets and serials in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPAL" to find a full list of titles in the Aldred collection

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The Aldred Collection of correspondence and papers is held at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

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