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Anarchy: a journal of anarchist ideas

Cover of Anarchy 4

A complete online archive of scanned issues of Anarchy magazine, edited by Colin Ward and published monthly by Freedom Press from March 1961-December 1970. It is particularly known for its stunning covers by anarchist graphic designer Rufus Seger.

After it ceased publication, there was a second series of Anarchy magazine published later on by the Anarchy Collective.

Most of these issues taken from The Sparrows Nest and network23.org.

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Steven.
Dec 26 2012 13:28

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Anarchy: a journal of anarchist ideas

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Steven.
Apr 19 2013 18:41

There are a bunch of scanned issues of this here. Help copying them onto libcom from anyone would be much appreciated. To do it just click "add child page" above and fill in the boxes. You can have a look at issue 40 to see how to do it if you are unsure:
http://www.thesparrowsnest.org.uk/collections/Sparrows'%20Nest%20-%20Digital%20Library.html

Steven.
Apr 17 2015 18:55

Issues of Anarchy from the sparrows nest archive will have to be compressed before they can be uploaded here, as the files are massive. However you can do that easily using a website like http://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Also I have found a bunch of issues of this scale here as well:
https://network23.org/library/2013/03/05/scanning-anarchy-index/

So we want to duplicate all of these on here so they are easy to find and browse. So if anyone could help it would be much appreciated!

plasmatelly
Apr 18 2015 13:35

Back in the day I was involved in a collaborative effort involving mostly SF and ACF members producing a freesheet of the same name. I suspect the older members knew that we weren't the first to call a publication 'Anarchy' but it was a nail-biting discussion that settled on this name. It wasn't until years later that I come across the one printed at FP, and wished we had opted on the another name we almost chose 'Strike!' - then I found out there was another publication of the same name. Anyhow, the original was best! Here's the last remnant that I can find of our freesheet:
http://www.spunk.org/texts/intro/sp001632/libword.html

Steven.
Apr 18 2015 13:48

Plasmatelly, it would be cool if you could post that here in our library as well!

plasmatelly
Apr 18 2015 13:50

Wish I could - that literally is all I could find of it! I suspect other coms may have a copy somewhere.

Steven.
Apr 18 2015 14:33
plasmatelly wrote:
Wish I could - that literally is all I could find of it! I suspect other coms may have a copy somewhere.

just that article would be a good start!

syndicalist
Jun 24 2016 19:21

I have many of the old issues, but this is a real treasure trove

roxydioxide
Nov 23 2016 20:53

Hi all,

I am interested in writing a bit of history on Anarchy. I am just starting my research, though, so would anyone be able to point me to places online or sources I can speak to about this periodical? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

roxydioxide
Nov 23 2016 20:54

Hi all,

I am interested in writing a bit of history on Anarchy. I am just starting my research, though, so would anyone be able to point me to places online or sources I can speak to about this periodical? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

Steven.
Nov 24 2016 01:13
roxydioxide wrote:
Hi all,

I am interested in writing a bit of history on Anarchy. I am just starting my research, though, so would anyone be able to point me to places online or sources I can speak to about this periodical? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

I think a lot of the people involved in this first incarnation sadly dead (Colin Ward, Rufus Seager etc). However they were part of the Freedom collective so people associated with Freedom may know people who were also involved

syndicalist
Apr 13 2020 18:38

Thanks for continuing to put these on line.

I have a number of these back issues. As with "Freedom" newspaper,
"Anarchy" was pretty hit and miss.

That said, some interesting stuff in these issues for everyone.

Reddebrek
Apr 16 2020 13:52

Its nearly complete, sparrows nest has all the issues, but there are still a couple that aren't publicly accessible yet. Then we can go back and double check the indexes and tags, and hopefully add the articles which were being OCR'd

Fozzie
Apr 16 2020 16:28
Reddebrek wrote:
Its nearly complete, sparrows nest has all the issues, but there are still a couple that aren't publicly accessible yet. Then we can go back and double check the indexes and tags, and hopefully add the articles which were being OCR'd

Looks like Sparrows Nest have scans of the complete set now?

By my reckoning Libcom is just missing:

111
114
115
116

So we are nearly there. The second series is coming on nicely too.

Fozzie
Apr 17 2020 09:30

In fact I just did them so it is complete now. smile

Reddebrek
Apr 17 2020 20:21
Fozzie wrote:
In fact I just did them so it is complete now. :)

That's great!, when I stopped the remaining issues on sparrows nest weren't accessible, that was quick. I was also given a supplement to the journal in the form of an inquiry into the police officer mentioned in multiple issues of Anarchy because he was arresting and had tried to frame several members. I think its worth adding but not really sure what would be the best place for it.

Fozzie
Apr 17 2020 20:30
Reddebrek wrote:
Fozzie wrote:
In fact I just did them so it is complete now. :)

That's great!, when I stopped the remaining issues on sparrows nest weren't accessible, that was quick. I was also given a supplement to the journal in the form of an inquiry into the police officer mentioned in multiple issues of Anarchy because he was arresting and had tried to frame several members. I think its worth adding but not really sure what would be the best place for it.

My ill informed take would be: just whack it up there and shove it on the bottom of the list for now. smile

Thanks for doing the lion’s share of all this...