- 1884-2009 (Creation)
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.pdf, .txt. and .xml
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A collection of papers and publications produced by the Fabian Society between 1884 and 2009, including the Fabian Tracts, the Young Fabian pamphlets series and meeting minutes. These materials provide a record of the Society’s internal administration, as well as illustrating their political and ideological evolution over time. Founded in 1884, the Fabian Society is a prominent left-wing think tank which has had (and continues to have) a significant influence on the British left, most notably the Labour Party. The Society was founded with the purpose to "reconstruct society in such a manner as to secure the general welfare and happiness".
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As of March 2022, all items in this collection are still in copyright. The Fabian Society is the copyright holder and has licenced this material under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Further guidance on reusing copyrighted materials is available in our Terms and Conditions page.
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Digital surrogates of original material of both Fabian Tracts and Young Fabian pamphlets are presented in three file formats including .pdf, .txt and .xml.