Frank Forster Diaries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Dated notebooks, 1934-8: daily events, cinema-going, work and unemployment, social criticism from a left point-of-view.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Forster was born in 1910 in Saltney, Cheshire. He was intermittently employed as a casual labourer, having previously worked in horticulture, and as a fitter's mate. With a strong leftwards political consciousness, he was involved in the work of the local Communist Party and the Left Book Club.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.364

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for Frank Forster (GB 152 AAR0905).

Custodial History

The diaries were purchased by the Centre in 1995.

Personal Names