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The Marx Memorial Library
The Marx Memorial Library was established in 1933 in Clerkenwell in East London as a permanent memorial to Karl Marx on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, and as a place of study for those interested in socialist and Marxist ideas and history. The Library's extensive holdings include books, pamphlets and journals on Lenin, the British Labour Movement, among other subjects, as well as the photographic archives of the Daily Worker and Morning Star newspapers and the International Brigade Archive. The building itself contains the 1934 mural "The Worker of the Future Clearing away the Chaos of Capitalism" by Viscount Hastings who studied under Diego Rivera, the great Mexican muralist. The first sections of pictorial content from this prestigious collection are now available on the Mary Evans website, with a core focus on portraiture, events and the Trade Union movement.