About this Archive
(1916-1996) co-operator and Christian socialist
Paul Derrick was born in 1916. He was an academic and member of the Economic Research Council. He was also a founding member of the Christian Socialist Movement in 1960. He died in 1996.
Scope and content
- Pamphlets and publications by Derrick concerning socialism, co-operation, economics, Christian socialism and other subjects, 1947-1987
- Papers and correspondence concerning common ownership, 1968-1975
- Typescripts drafts by and correspondence with R.H.Glover, 1969-1974
- Correspondence and papers concerning the Robert Owen Bicentenary Association, 1970-1974
- Papers, correspondence and minutes of the Christian Socialist Movement, 1962-1981
- Miscellaneous correspondence regarding political, co-operative and general issues with politicians, colleagues and others, 1952-1974
- Typescript and handwritten drafts of published and unpublished articles, c1950-1975
- Personal papers and correspondence, 1967-1971
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Married in 1950, Chris and Betty Birch have been involved in political, trade union, and LGBTQ+ activism for over 60 years. Sharing similar interests, they were both Communist Party Members and involved with organisations such as the Aid to Spanish Youth Committee. After the death of his friend, Mark Ashton, Chris became involved in forming the Mark Ashton Memorial Trust, which was created to raise money for individuals living with HIV. The archive includes the truncheon taken from the police by Mark Ashton, correspondence, personal scrapbooks, press cuttings, and various other papers relating to the couples activism.