Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
This collection of 500 volumes dating from 1872 to 1995 was the personal library of Mick McGahey (1925-1999), from Shotts in Lanarkshire, was a member of the Communist Party. He worked for 25 years in the coal mines and was Vice President of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1972 until 1987. The collection includes works on the theorists of communism and socialism such as Marx, Engels, Plekhanov. There is also material on Russian and American history, coal mining and trade unionism.