A collection of broadsheets, pamphlets, hardbacks in various formats, illustrated material in large format and newspaper extracts primarily covering the following topics: early Labour Party politics, Soviet politics in the Stalinist era, pacifism, working-class socio-economic conditions, religion and society, expressions of folk art, and 17th century religious and political material. The individuals Keir Hardie, Emrys Hughes, Stalin, and Leo Tolstoy are given particular coverage. Notable events include the emergence of the Independent Labour Party around the start of the 20th century and the Stalinist show trials of the 1930s.
The collection is fully catalogued. Also available is the collection inventory