Papers and publications of and relating to Walter Fliess, German Socialist

Scope and Content

This collection contains: works by Fliess or relating to him, 1985; miscellaneous publications collected by Fliess, 1926-[1971]; works by Leonard Nelson, or relating to his thought, from Fliess's library, 1904-1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Fliess (1901-1985) was a member of the Militant Socialist International (ISK) in Germany and Socialist Union, the successor of the Socialist Vanguard Group, the British section of the ISK.

Reference: Geoff Spencer, 'Beloved alien', [A remembrance of Walter Fliess], printed privately, 1985 (MSS.173/20/8).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These records were donated in 1985 by Walter Fliess's daughter, Sonia Wood.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds records of: the Socialist Vanguard Group; Socialist Union; 'Socialist Vanguard/Socialist Commentary', the official organ of the SVG until October 1947; the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy.