Papers of Denzil Dean Harber

Scope and Content

The collection includes files of photocopied documents relating to resolutions, statements and correspondence of the Revolutionary Socialist League, and photocopied records of the Workers' International League, the Revolutionary Communist Party, as well as a number of other parties.

Administrative / Biographical History

Denzil Harber was born at 25 Fairmile Avenue, Streatham, on 25 Jan 1909. He was active in British Trotskyist politics in the 1930s and 1940s, firstly in the Militant Group. He later became secretary of the Revolutionary Socialist League and then a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Denzil Harber died at the age of 55 on 31 Aug 1966.


U DDH/1 Various parties, 1932-1938

U DDH/2-12 Revolutionary Socialist League, 1939-1941

U DDH/13 Workers' International League, 1938-1942

U DDH/14 Revolutionary Communist Party, 1944-1946

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Other Finding Aids

Entry in Modern political papers subject guide

Conditions Governing Use

Julian Harber

Custodial History

Copied with the permission of Julian Harber

Related Material

Papers of Jock Haston (records of the Revolutionary Communist Party) [U DJH]

Other repositories:

Papers of Henry Sara and Frank Maitland (MSS.15); Ken Tarbuck (MSS.75); Harry Wicks (MSS.102); Colin Barker/International Socialism papers (MSS.152); and Reg Groves (MSS.17), Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick [GB 0152]

Location of Originals

MSS.151, Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick [GB 0152]


  • John Archer, Trotskyism in Britain 1931-37 (PhD Thesis, Central London Polytechnic, 1979)
  • Reginald Groves, The Balham Group: how British Trotskyism began (Pluto Press Ltd, 1974)