General Pamphlet collection

The collection

The General Pamphlet collection contains material covering a wide range of topics including the early Labour movement, Marxism, Communism, Railways, Housing, Russian industry and history of South Africa, Rhodesia and Poland.

The collection is an immensely valuable primary source with pamphlets written by contemporary politicians, writers and historians.


Individual pamphlets are bound together in volumes and can be identified by the shelfmark ‘OP’.  

Each pamphlet has a detailed record on the library catalogue, and can be searched for by subject, title, or author.  

Alternatively, the full collection can be browsed at its shelf location in the Morrell Library.  

There are also a few volumes of pamphlets published before 1850, which are shelved in the Rare Books Collection, and may be consulted at the Borthwick Institute for Archives.

Further information

Further information about some of the titles in the collection can be found in our University Library blog.