Working Class Movement Library

A blog from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

Additions to @archiveshub, by our man on the Benny Rothman express…

Posted by wcmlibrary on July 30, 2013

The Archives Hub provides a gateway to many of the UK’s richest historical archives. The team is based at Mimas, in The University of Manchester.  It has nearly 200 contributors from all across the UK, including higher education, research centres and specialist repositories.

The Library had already posted descriptions of 23 of our collections of rich and varied material to this invaluable research web site, including our holdings about the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades, various unions including the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers, and the Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.  Now descriptions of the Benny Rothman collection, the Lancashire Women against Pit Closures and Manchester and Salford Film Society archives and our Unity Theatre material have also been added, alongside five other collections, to flag up to researchers more about what we can offer. You can find them at

Ken Whittaker, volunteer (who, splendid to relate, travelled to the Library, on the day he wrote this piece, on a train called ‘The Benny Rothman’!)


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