Now digitized: International Labour and Radical History Pamphlet Collection
June 6, 2023
The International Labour and Radical History Pamphlet Collection is now digitized, marking a milestone for both the Digital Archive Initiative (DAI) and the Archives and Special Collections Division. The scale of the task was enormous: 2,176 pamphlets or 110,400 pages. Completion of this project (begun in 2011) is all the more remarkable because scanning was done wholly by students. Enormous thanks is due to the DAI team - Don Walsh, Heather Kinsella, and all the DAI students over the last decade (too many to name individually). The Collection is an invaluable resource for anyone studying the international history of socialism.
The pamphlet collection initially came from a bookdealer. Retired Collections Librarian Michael Lonardo was instrumental in organizing and providing initial access through a searchable standalone database. The collection was subsequently catalogued by staff of the QEII Library's Cataloguing & Metadata division. Now fully digitized, it is available to anyone with computer access.
-Patrick Warner, Special Collections Librarian