Communist Party of Australia Collection

A selection of the pamphlets from the CPA and McLaren Collections
A selection of
the pamphlets from
the CPA and
McLaren Collections

This extensive collection of books, serials, pamphlets and newspapers was acquired by the University from the Victorian branch of the Communist Party of Australia in 1990, upon the disbanding of the Party. The CPA's  archival records are held by the University of Melbourne Archives while the published material came to the library.  The collection also incorporates the contents of the CPA's former Marx School library.

Notable amongst the material in the library are bound sets of:

  • The Guardian (the Victorian CP newspaper) for 1947-66
  • The Workers' Voice (1934-6)
  • Progress (1943-4)
  • Tribune

Please note: These items are offsite and need to be ordered  ahead.

List of pamphlets held in the Communist Party of Australia collection

There are also pamphlets in the McLaren and AX collections that are available for the usual retrieval times. List of pamphlets in McLaren and AX Collections

Access and Availability

This collection has not yet been catalogued, but a list is available of the Australian serials and newspapers in Rare Books.

Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.