TUC Library welcomes local MP Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn MP being shown the collections

The TUC Library was delighted to welcome local Labour MP for Islington North, Jeremy Corbyn, for a tour round the collections today. Staff at the library showed Jeremy a selection of the collections, which date back to the founding of the TUC in 1868. Items included the original strike fund register from the 1888 match workers strike (a digital version can be seen here), the original manuscript of Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (available here), and a whole range of other items in areas such as housing policy, the development of the welfare state, the 1926 General Strike, and the local history of London.

If you are interested in visiting or arranging a library tour, please contact us at www.londonmet.ac.uk/tuc

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