The Morning Star, founded as the Daily Worker in 1930, is a socialist daily national newspaper. Since 1945 The Daily Worker it has been owned by the People’s Press Printing Society and in 1966 became The Morning Star.
The Marx Memorial Library holds a complete run of the newspaper, which continues to be added to, in addition to part of its photographic archive and some archival material on the history of the paper itself.
The newspaper is a fascinating historical and political resource, charting the history of the British labour movement, international anti-colonial struggles and civil and womens’ rights movements throughout the course of the twentieth century.
Strengths of the photograph archive, organised by individual and subject, include strikes and demonstrations; the Second World War; labour movement figures and London.
Digitised copies of the paper 1930-46 can be viewed in the Library’s Reading Room. A wider reaching digitisation project is currently underway.