A Summary Description of the papers of Jimmy Deane


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Summary

Biographical History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Other Information

Language of Material

Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

Index Headings

A Summary Description of the papers of Jimmy Deane


Summary

Reference GB 0152 MSS.325
Title Jimmy Deane Papers
Dates of Creation 1940-1965
Held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
Extent 1.236 cubic metres
Name of Creator Jimmy Deane
Level of description Fonds

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Biographical History

Jimmy Deane was born in Liverpool in 1921. He joined the Militant Group in 1937 and was the co-founder of the Liverpool branch of the Workers' International League in 1939. By 1945, Jimmy Deane had joined the editorial board of the Socialist Appeal, the journal of the Revolutionary Communist Party. The next year, Jimmy Deane was the British delegate to the International Secretariat of the Fourth International. He was one of the founders of the Revolutionary Socialist League in 1956 and was appointed as its first General Secretary. Jimmy Deane left Britain for India in 1965 and subsequently spent a few years in Fiji. Although he returned to Britain he did not resume his active role in the Trotskyist movement: he remained loyal to his political beliefs, however. Jimmy Deane died in August 2002.

Reference: Obituary by John McIlroy, Revolutionary History (volume 8 number 3).

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Scope and Content

Workers' International League/Revolutionary Communist Party minutes, including reports and conference documents; approximately 3,000 letters, 1940-65.

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System of Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class/. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Centre, from All Saints Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, in 1993, on indefinite loan.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

This collection has not been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Access Conditions

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Copyright/Reproduction

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

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Other Information

Language of Material

English.

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Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

The original index cards, which describe the collection, are available for use in the searchroom. An authority file exists for Jimmy Deane (GB 0152 AAR0814).

Related Units of Description

The Centre also holds the Tarbuck papers (MSS.75), which include archives of the Socialist Review Group and Revolutionary Communist Party. The records of the International Socialism Group (MSS.84), and of its members Richard Hyman (MSS.84), Steve Jefferys (MSS.244), Richard Kuper (MSS.250), Alistair Mutch (MSS.284) and Stirling Smith (MSS.205) have been deposited at the Centre. In addition the Colin Barker papers (MSS.152) and the Tony Cliff papers (MSS.459) have also been deposited at the Centre.

The University of Hull holds the papers of Jock Haston (reference DJH). The Glasgow Caledonian University holds Trotskyist archives including material relating to the Socialist Labour League and the Workers' Revolutionary Party.

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Index Headings

Deane, Jimmy, 1921-2002

Revolutionary Communist Party

Revolutionary Socialist League

Workers' International League

Communism -- Great Britain

Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 -- influence of

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