This series consists of original records of RPSAG. This series is made up of 5 boxes containing 16 bundles. These are made up of printed A4 pages, newspaper cuttings and manuscript documents. It also contains one USB drive.

Records were gathered by the group during the run up to and after the court case. They document how the group communicated with its members and also record the PR activities the group carried out in order to gain support and funds. The collection includes communication relating to how the group represented themselves in court. Records include correspondence from shareholders expressing their views about the campaign and letters that had been received from their MPs. The records also include newspaper cuttings that cover the activities of the group.

The archive contains a large amount of email correspondence. The printed emails form part of a string of communication, some of which is broken when records have been printed. Much of the correspondence is received by one individual (the Honorary Secretary) with other individuals copied into the communication. Therefore it is not always clear at what stage individuals are entering into a conversation and what replies may have been generated. This means that some context is lost.


5 boxes
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System of Arrangement:
The original order of records has been maintained where this order was clear. For example files that dealt with PR (RPSAG/3/5/2) and representation of the group in court (RPSAG/3/4/2). These series have been listed in detail in the order of the files to maintain original meaning and context. These files have been listed to item level. Where the original order was unclear records have been grouped into series that reflect the functions of the group, for example ‘finance’ and ‘administrative.’ Some correspondence has been described at series level. This is due to the sheer volume of some files and the lack of original order. Records are also held on a USB drive. These are mainly unordered and a summary of these is contained in RPSAG/3/6. For ease of access files from the USB drive have been sampled and printed and represent the contents of the drive.

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