Ron Heisler collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The uncollected works of Thomas Hardy by W. H. Chenhall, notebook with manuscript notes (66 pages); Trotskyism in Sri Lanka - undated letter from Oscar Pereira to Clarence Chrysostom about his reading and hatred of “imperialism”, obituaries of Sri Lankan Trotskyists such as Wesley Muttiah, Oscar Pereira; script for play, The living and the dead by M. I. Kuruvilla; correspondence of E. S. Sachs (Solly Sachs), 1957-67 relating to his work against apartheid: photographs: A. J. Cook addressing hunger marchers, February 1929; workers’ cycling festival Schwarzbach, Czechoslovakia, 1930; activist holding Tribune in front of banner, 1969; Punch cartoon The withdrawal from Moscow, 1920 April; C. L. R. James interviews with Al Richardson, November 1986, 1987, review of James’ World Revolution by Al Richardson, typescript draft of introduction by C.L.R. James to Introduction to Philosophy of Marxism; letter from Babette Deutsch to Frederick Sternfield about her poetry, 1959 September; Christmas cards from the Scottish painter, Ken Currie; draft of play “The Walsall Boys” by Nick McCarty, c2001; Ron Heisler memoranda, essays - Reaction to the French revolution, History of the events leading to an agreement between the National Union of General and Municipal Workers’ Clerical Section and the Engineering Employers’ Federation; Tamara Deutscher typescript recollection of Czech publishers and her husband’s works, September 1968; interview with Nils Kare Dahl, 1983; correspondence between Dave Douglass and the chartists, 1975; poster for New International, 1938; typed notes of lectures by Fred Casey and S. Knight (both members of the Communist Party), 1930; typescript chapters of autobiography by Alison Macleod (Selford), c1999; The Penny Illustrated Paper, 1881-1886 (incomplete), among topics covered were the Land League, Parnell, Phoenix Park murders, 1886 riots in London, Social Democratic Federation agitation, Hyndman’s arrest, Charles Bradlaugh, anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia; radical posters including Friends of Oz carnival, c1971; London anarchist bookfair, 2012; Stop Police Violence demonstration, 2009; poster, 1848. L’Union fait la force! Tunbridge Wells Equitable Building Society certificate of thanks for Stanley Saxby, Worthy Master, 1939; Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Calendar for 1910

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Heisler started collecting books and pamphlets in 1948.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice required