The Fed Archive is a website aimed at sharing the publications of community writers and publishers through an easily accessible network. Our archive provides audiences with evolving databases of books, poetry, and anthologies of work produced by members of the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers. The scope of these writings is vast and represents perspectives on working class life in England, specifically through themes such as literacy, vocation, autobiographies, and women’s issues.
This site is a way not only to introduce, but also to preserve stories of community members before material realities take over. Although we hope to preserve the actual documents over time, this website is our attempt at preserving what history we can, while promoting discussions of literacy, working class writing, and archival work. Whether you are a writer of your own community publication, a student, a teacher, or just an Interne wanderer, we encourage you to explore this site and share your thoughts!