Ron Heisler collection

Scope and Content

Includes photographs of the Brixton riots, 1981; Benevolent Society of Assistant Pawnbrokers circular about annual benevolent day collection, 1916 June; Upper Clyde Special - we won with your support (pamphlet, c1972); The British Trotskyists (an extrapolation), undated unpublished memoir by Albert Glotzer; flyer for folk music concert by the Ian Campbell Folk Group, the McPeake Family, Phil Ochs, 1965 November; United Irish League membership card, 1899; The Artizans, Labourers and General Dwellings Company Limited receipt, 1901; letter from the novelist Pamela Mason about her novel, Puppet Maker, 2005; letters from Laurens Otter, 2008-2010, subjects including Communist Party of Great Britain and factions, Otto Ruehle essays, Otter's reminiscences; Nicola Jill Seyd, order of service, 2015; photograph of stall of Womens Social Political Union stall, c1910; letter from Scottish Republican Socialist Party complaining about police harassment and bias, 1992; The New Patriot Alliance, paper by Janet Lukens and John Rossen given at the North American Christian-Marxist Conference, 1978 May; photograph of a derailment of an underground train, August 1937; National Front and anti-National Front rally photographs, c1970s; Infernal Witness: play in one act on the life and death and vision of William Blake, by Karl Kopp, undated; The Pseudo-Rosicrucian Tradition: la lutte continue, unpublished paper by Ron Heisler, circa 1985; calendar for 1967 (published in the German Democratic Republic) using illustrations by Heinrich Zille; Roots Cabaret poster (Tower Hamlets Art Committee, circa 1980) advertising acts including Benjamin Zephaniah; photograph of Chartist rally, 1848; Partit Socialista de Catalunya, poster advertising constitutional congress, circa 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Heisler started collecting books and pamphlets in 1948.

Access Information

Open for research although at least 24 hours advanced notice. Access to some items may be restricted by data protection legislation. See Archivist for details.

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