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  • #98824
    jondwhite
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    So are you transcribing them for original paper copies?

    #98825
    imposs1904
    Participant

    yes – I practice my touch typing and listen to some good music whilst doing it. It's a win-win situation for me.

    #98826
    jondwhite
    Participant

    Do you use OCR?

    #98827
    imposs1904
    Participant
    jondwhite wrote:
    Do you use OCR?

     I have in the past, but some of the earlier Standards are not the best to OCR. It's also the case that I prefer to transcribe because I think it's easier to transcribe an article than it is to proof read a scanned article. I think more mistakes can be made with the latter.It's also the case that I enjoy reading the articles whilst transcribing. I don't think I would enjoy it half as much if I was trying to read/proof read a piece.

    #98828
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Another batch of articles from the Socialist Standard and elsewhere that have been uploaded to the blog in recent weeks:Link: April 1987 Article on the old CPGB journal, Marxism Today.Link: October 1995 Book Review on the Labour Party in the 1940s.Link: September 1988 Obituary for Bill Clarke, a very active socialist in Australia in the last century.Link: Article from Forum, the SPGB's internal journal in the 1950s, about William Faulkner.Link: Article from Forum, the SPGB's internal journal in the 1950s, about Carson McCullers.Link: Article from Forum, the SPGB's internal journal in the 1950s, about John Steinbeck.Link: Article from Forum, the SPGB's internal journal in the 1950s, about F Scott Fitzgerald.Link: December 1996 Review of the film, Michael CollinsLink: February 1976 Harry Young ('Horatio') on why he joined the SPGB.Link: January 1978 The working class is us by Robert BarltropLink: April 1979 Review of John Quail's history of early British Anarchism.Link: June 1987 Who remembers News on Sunday?Link: December 1997 A Heather Ball short storyLink: June 1997 Theatre Review of a play about Tom Driberg and Clement AttleeLink: March 1906 Wee reports from SPGB Branches in Watford, Peckham, Tooting and Fulham.Link: April 1913 Who are the working class? By A. E. Jacomb.Link: November 1925 The Idealists by Gilbert McClatchie. Excellent piece about the vanity and hubris of Labour politicians that could have been written yesterday.

    #98829
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Possibly the first mention of Moses Baritz in the Socialist Standard:Link: The Movement in Manchester

    #98830
    imposs1904
    Participant

    I don't usually get poetry but some interesting stuff by a comrade F. W. Webb which appeared in the Socialist Standard during the First World War: October 1914: The Lust of WarFebruary 1915: To The Princes of the ChurchFebruary 1916: In Time of WarMay 1916: To the Advocates of MilitarismDecember 1918: The Call

    #98831
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Before there was wikipedia and spartacus.net, there was Bill Waters 'Backwaters of History' series in the Socialist Standard: Link: Socialist Standard September 1953: The DiggersLink: Socialist Standard October 1953: The Babeuf ConspiracyLink: Socialist Standard December 1953: The SpartacistsLink: Socialist Standard January 1954: The Austrian Civil War 4 down . . . another 6 or 7 to go. 

    #98832
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Just to let you know that your efforts are very much appreciated and long may these worthwhile contributions  continue.Hope all is well

    #98833
    imposs1904
    Participant
    imposs1904 wrote:
    Before there was wikipedia and spartacus.net, there was Bill Waters 'Backwaters of History' series in the Socialist Standard: Link: Socialist Standard September 1953: The DiggersLink: Socialist Standard October 1953: The Babeuf ConspiracyLink: Socialist Standard December 1953: The SpartacistsLink: Socialist Standard January 1954: The Austrian Civil War 4 down . . . another 6 or 7 to go. 

     Fifth in the series. Link: Socialist Standard February 1954: Peasants Revolt of 1381

    #98834
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Six and seven in the Backwaters of History series.Link: Socialist Standard March 1954: English Naval Mutinies 1797Link: Socialist Standard April 1954: Paris Commune

    #98835
    imposs1904
    Participant
    imposs1904 wrote:
    Six and seven in the Backwaters of History series.Link: Socialist Standard March 1954: English Naval Mutinies 1797Link: Socialist Standard April 1954: Paris Commune

     Eight and nine in the Backwaters of History series:Link: Socialist Standard June 1954: Münzer and the Thuringian RevoltLink: Socialist Standard July 1954: The Knights of Labour Just two more to go in the series . . .  then I can take a breather and reintroduce myself to Georges Simenon.

    #98836
    imposs1904
    Participant

    A couple of links for the Robert Barltrop's Monument trainspotters on the forum.In the book Barltrop mentions a couple of novels that were written by SPGB members in the 1940s. Both books were reveiwed in the Standard, and I thought they might be of interest to a couple of people here:Link: June 1950  George Camden's My Time My LifeLink: November 1944 William Cameron's The Day is ComingI've read the George Camden (Sid Rubin) novel, and it's a very fine work but it's not immediately apparent that it was written by an SPGBer.I've yet to read Cameron's novel  – though I have it on the shelf – but Gilmac's review is interesting and the biographical information on Cameron which is provided on the dustjacket of the book is a wee window on who made up the membership of the Party in the inter-war years.

    #98837
    ALB
    Keymaster
    imposs1904 wrote:
    the biographical information on Cameron which is provided on the dustjacket of the book is a wee window on who made up the membership of the Party in the inter-war years.

    Just read what it says on the dusthacket that you've put up on your site but are you sure about that? He doesn't sound like either a typical member of the working class or of the SPGB though I can see why he would have been attracted to the Party. Or didn't you mean to suggest that he was a typical member of the time?

    #98838
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Sadly, there's such a dearth of information about members of the SPGB – even the higher profile members – from its early years that it's always interesting to read some sort of biographical detail about them. I'm guessing from the dustjacket blurb that there's an element of Cameron drawing from his own background when writing the novel.

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