NIS has scanned and uploaded the vast archive of the late nuclear weapons researcher and writer John Ainslie. Over 3000 documents, reports, press cuttings, FOI responses, de-classified UK, US and Russian memos dating back to the Cold War are available to browse and search below. NIS hosted this webinar with friends and colleagues reflecting on John’s work. Short videos showcasing some of the items are here. The paper archives have been accepted into the National Library of Scotland special collections in Edinburgh.

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John Ainslie was an internationally respected expert, author and campaigner on nuclear weapons and disarmament, working for many years with Scottish CND up until his death in 2016. Nuclear Information Service has taken on the task of making his valuable archive available to current researchers, parliamentarians, campaigners and the general public.

The painstaking scanning, categorising and uploading has been made possible by donations from Scottish CND, Lansbury House Trust, individual donors, friends and associates of John Ainslie.

The work is now completed and the paper files are joining The National Library of Scotland's special collections in Edinburgh.


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