June 6, 2015 by Lydia Syson
This interview first appeared on The History Girls blogsite on June 6th 2015:
In April I wrote about the Conscience and Conflict exhibition of British artists’ responses to the Spanish Civil War, which closes tomorrow. If you’ve been lucky enough to see it, either in Chichester or Newcastle, you may have noticed some wonderful loans from the Marx Memorial Library, home of the British International Brigade archives. This rich and varied collection is just one reason to visit the Library, which now offers twice-weekly guided tours. I’ve been talking to the MML’s new(ish) archivist and development officer, Meirian Jump, pictured here at work in the reading room in front of a mural by Viscount Hastings, painted in 1934.
Category Blog | Tags: archivist, book burning, Clerkenwell, Daily Worker, Eleanor Marx, International Brigade Memorial Trust, International Working Men's Association, Marx Memorial Library, Meirian Jump, socialist history, William Morris