About this Archive
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Scope and Content
Papers of activists and campaigners Geoff and Marie Richman, including:
- Minutes of VSC Executive Committee, c.1968.
- Minutes of Vietnam Solidarity Campaign Working Committee, c.1968.
- Vietnam Solidarity Campaign Bulletin, c.1967-1969.
- Vietnam Solidarity Campaign Conference papers, c.1966-1969.
- Papers of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign regarding activities, administration and campaigns, n.d.
- Papers regarding Red Camden, 1969-1970.
- Correspondence of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, VAC Camden branch, British Council for Peace in Vietnam, North-west London Joint Anti-Racialist Project, International Institute for Peace, International War Crimes Tribunal, Institute of Neurology, Camden Folk, Comite Francais de Solidartite, Boston Movement, MacIntyre vs. Marcuse, and Campaign for Community Control as well as individuals, n.d.
- Pamphlets regarding Germ’s Eye View, Case-con, Red Rat, Camden Movement for People’s Power, Get Gordon and the Suez Canal crisis, n.d.
- Programme of events including, Angry Arts Film Society and Medical Aid for Vietnam, n.d.
- Leaflets regarding a large range of topics including employment, events, anti-war protest movements, Mozambique Liberation Front, the British military, Hampstead Labour Party, British policing, democracy, fascism, Ruskin College Kitsdon Committee, tenancy, Agit-prop, Film workshop weekend, demonstrations, human rights, American intelligence services, trade unionism and student protest, n.d.
- Newspaper cuttings relating to the Vietnam war, employment, Fidel Castro, Madame Binh and the International War Crimes Tribunal, n.d.
- Publications including Oxford Strumpet, Historectomy, The Red Flag, Vietnam Bulletin, Scatters News, and The Month, n.d.
- Papers regarding The Blitz Show, Helke Sanders, the Tupamaros and Politics of the Adsurd, n.d.
- Photographs, programmes, scripts and interviews for the People’s War, c.1941.
- Scripts for ‘Street Theatre’ and ‘The hole In The Wall’, n.d.
- Transcripts of interviews with Mary Langman, I Pearse and Alison Stalibrass, n.d.
- Papers of B Now including leaflets, reports and programmes, c.1970.
- Publications ‘Reassessment of the work of the Peckham Health Centre’ and ‘End of a Tactic’, n.d.
Founded in 1915
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.