Ron Heisler Collection

Scope and Content

Includes: L'Assiette au Beurre, June, Oct 1903, Feb 1908; General Strike newspapers including Sunday Strike Bulletin, Sunday Express, Eastern Evening News (8, 9 May 1926); Neue Front, c1932-1935 (Socialist Newspaper from the Saar); Robert Maxwell election poster, c1970; The Great Titchborne Case - a complete history (1874); Independent Order of Rechabites sash; radical posters including anti-banker protests, c2009; Three letters / from John Gregory Dunne to Holly Eley, 1983. Includes allusions to Martin Amis, Harold Pinter; Sri Lankan trotskyism, memoranda, news bulletins, c1975-2007; file on British trotskyists including interview with Eric Rogers, 1986; "It might astonish you to know", unpublished play on Conrad Noel by Michael Culkin, 2010; Solly Sachs correspondence, c1947-1960; "Some thoughts on the Licence and other ways of paying for public service broadcasting", undated memorandum by Gerry Cohen [London district secretary, Communist Party of Great Britain]; Free Inter-Trade Union Association of Workers memorandum, “Appeal to all Trade Unionists” by Victor Fainburg, c1978; pacifist circulars, 1930s including World Peace Prayer conference; German refugee youth movement circulars including circular Free German Youth in Great Britain with reports on Youth Czechoslovakia, Young Austria c1941, and Youth Relief and Refugee Council circular 1941, pamphlet, "Youth in the reconstruction of liberated Europe" by Fritz Walter, 1945; Smoke, issues 6 and 9 [magazine produced by army sergeant], 1941 April-May; Rewi Alley photographs, c1980s; postcards including Sinn Fein rising 1916, siege of Sidney Street 1911, miners’ strike 1984-5, anti-Coalition protests c2010.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Heisler started collecting books and pamplets in 1948.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice required.

Related Material

Senate House Library also holds the following other Ron Heisler collections: MS1089, MS1174, MS1175


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