The life of Stuart Christie was one that spanned several revolutions, prison and one of the longest criminal trials in English legal history. The Stuart Christie Memorial Archive gathers materials from Britain, Ireland and continental Europe from the 1960s to the early 2000s. This includes literature and ephemera produced by the anti-nuclear peace movement, prison correspondence from Francoist Spain, the publishing ventures of the anarchist and Orkney-based Cienfuegos Press, and interviews with ex-members of Black Flag and those accused in the “Angry Brigade” trial.

The Stuart Christie Memorial Archive was founded in the spring of 2021 and is hosted by the Mayday Rooms.  The Archive, brought together by researcher Jess Thorne, preserves Stuart Christie’s private library, personal correspondence, his publishing endeavours, oral testimony, radical ephemera and an extensive online library of anarchist films.  In an ongoing process, the archive is being expanded to include a larger collection of oral histories, which will explore the sequence of revolts associated with ‘1968’ and the long winter of reaction that followed in the 1970’s.