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Material relating to Colin Challen's issues of interest and activities with the Hull Free Press and other publishing
Includes research notes and other reference/research materials, correspondence, copies of publications by other authors.
Relates to Challen's works:
Civil Defence in Humberside (1981) - Hull Free Press.
The Quarrelsome Quill (1984) - Voice
In Defence of the Party: the secret state, the conservative party and dirty tricks (1996) - Medium.
The Price of Power: Secret Funding of the Tory Party (1998) - Vision.
Save as you travel - new directions in mutual ownership (1999) - Victory Press.
Labour and pensioners (c.2000)
  • CHN/1/1

    Research and publishing by Colin Challen on civil defence, public protection and nuclear free Item

    1980s
    Research materials relating to nuclear disarmament, emergency preparedness in the event of the use of nuclear weapons. Includes "Civil Defence in Humberside" (1981) by Colin Challen, printed by the Hull Free Press

    Includes
    - papers of the Public Protection Committee of the City Council of Kingston upon Hull;
    - papers of the Nuclear Free Zones/Local Authorities National Standing Committee (this was run out of the Manchester POlicy & Information Unit, Manchester City Council);
    - papers from the Nuclear Free Zone Local Authorities' Annual Conference 1986, 1987
    - papers from Nonviolent Direct Action and Hardrock weekend York
    - copies of Royal Navy "Hull Special Safety Scheme for visits to Hull by nuclear powered submarines" 1981

    Publications from the London Nuclear Information Unit "The History of Civil Protection"; Humberside County Council radioactive waste disposal policy; booklets such as Manchester City Council "Manchester: nuclear-free city", "Leeds and the bomb" from Leeds City Council.

    2 audio cassette tapes labelled "Crisis launch" and "Bloom" [no further details].

    Some newsletters and materials from smaller anti-nuclear bodies
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  • CHN/1/2

    "The Price of Power" research and publication notes Item

    1990s
    3 boxes (5 ringbinders plus loose material) relating to Challen's book "The Price of Power: Secret Funding of the Tory Party (VISION Investigations) by Colin Challen, 1998, Vision Paperbacks / Satin Publications, ISBN 1-901250-18-0. Mainly research notes, some correspondence and book production information.
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  • CHN/1/3

    "The Quarrelsome Quill: Hull's Radical Press from 1830" research and publication notes Item

    1930-1988
    Research material and correspondence, with copy of "The Quarrelsome Quill: Hull's Radical Press from 1830" published 1984 by Voice.

    "The Post: Hull's Independent Newspaper" no.1 (1983) - no.24 [1988] No. 13 missing. [Probably published by Hull Community Press]

    Includes a few copies of "Hull News"and some copies of "The Hull Sentinel" 1930, 1931, 1942-1943.
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  • CHN/1/4

    Research and publishing by Challen on green issues, pensioners, mutuality, freedom of information and other issues Item

    1980s-1990s
    Includes copies of pamphlets by Colin Challen:
    In Defence of the Party: the secret state, the conservative party and dirty tricks (1996) - with Mike Hughes. Published by Medium.
    Labour and pensioners c.2000
    Save as you travel - new directions in mutual ownership (1999) - Victory Press.

    Includes zines:
    "Terra - a magazine for deep green eco-terraists" [sic]
    "Mappi mundi - exposing the global eco-terrorists"
    Both published by "The Mundi Club"

    With miscellaneous related correspondence, press cuttings, leaflets and research notes. Includes correspondence and publications from The 1984 Campaign for Freedom of Information.
    Also copies of publications by other authors with brochures and leaflets relating to other publications

    Some material likely to relate to Challen's research for his publication on the Free Press in Hull.
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