hat is 56a Archive?
It's an open-access, almost sorted out reading and research library. We archive radical and anarchist magazines, pamphlets, books, posters and leaflets. We hope that people will come by to read it or to use it to research radical writing (towards action!)
Why is 56a Archive?
We have been archiving material since 1991. The archive now contains an estimated 70,000+ items. The collection is mainly from the 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. Special sections within the archive go back further. Alongside regular magazines and pamphlets, have maintained an amazing mass of leaflets and ephemeral papers from different anarchist and social movements. We are not sure if anyone else has a collection of this stuff. We keep all this stuff as a valuable part of the movement's social history. It probably functions as a useful educational tool as well.