The Autonomous Archive

This is a radical left archive based here at ACE. You can access our archive material during normal opening hours, by simply asking a volunteer for access. Our catalogues can be viewed at ACE or by clicking on the download links below. People are welcome to request access to the archive outside of opening hours, however this is subject to volunteer availability.

Alongside our General Catalogue, we have separate catalogues for various different groups. These groups are:


Green Issues,

Edinburgh Area,

Women’s History,


Foreign Languages,


Posters & Graphics.

We hope to have all our catalogues online soon. If you’d like to help with the cataloguing process and digitisation of our archive, please get in touch.

Archive material cannot be removed from ACE. However, we allow photocopies, scans and photographs of any material of interest.