Centre International de Recherches sur l'Anarchisme

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CIRA (Centre International de Recherches sur l'Anarchisme) is a library of anarchist material in all languages based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was founded in 1957 in Geneva, by the Italian anarchist Pietro Ferrua. It moved to Lausanne in 1964, where it was run by Marie-Christine Mikhaïlo and her daughter Marianne Enckell. It returned to Geneva between 1975 and 1989, when it was again moved to Lausanne. It is housed at 24 Avenue de Beaumont in the city (CH-1012).

CIRA has as its aim the collection of all materials relevant to anarchist theory. Currently the library holds 18,000 books and pamphlets and 4,000 periodicals (200 of which are still active).[1] The Archive's catalog is available online. The CIRA does not have any means of purchasing materials, rather it survives solely on donations.

There is also CIRA-Marseille in France and a CIRA in Japan.

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