Heisler, Ron

Scope and Content

Papers collected by Ron Heisler, including: records and minutes books of the Harrovian Juvenile Oddfellows Society / Loyal Pride of Harrow Lodge recording membership, payments, degrees of membership and other information (1828-1958); scrapbooks relating to the life and career of civil servant Sir William Robert Fraser, including scrapbook of cuttings relating to the erection of a statue of Charles I in London and a scrapbook containing letters and ephemera on his career in the civil service (1898-1946); miscellaneous manuscript material collected by Ron Heisler, including minute books of Hackney Co-operative Party, Staines Co-operative Party and Homerton and South Hackney Claimant Union, a scrapbook of articles written by William Durrant Cooper and other items (1847-1981); photographs and photograph albums, including photographs of unemployment protests during the 1930s, images from the Spanish Civil War and albums kept by communists Molly and Bill Smith (1936-1953); miscellaneous cartoons and illustrations regarding political and social themes (1792-1883); posters, calendars and framed items regarding social and political themes, or produced by political organisations, including promotional posters for performances at the Unity Theatre, London (1898-2003).

Administrative / Biographical History

No further information available at present.


The collection is divided into the following sections:

MS1089/1: Harrovian Juvenile Oddfellows Society / Loyal Pride of Harrow Lodge

MS1089/2: Sir William Robert Fraser

MS1089/3: Other Manuscript Material

MS1089/4: Photographs

MS1089/5: Cartoons and Illustrations

MS1089/6: Posters, Calendars and Framed Items.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

The material is this collection was included with the donation of Ron Heisler's book collection to Senate House Library, University of London in 2004.

Other Finding Aids

This collection has been fully listed and is included in the ULRLS on-line catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/default.aspx.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Stefan Dickers on behalf of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Related Material

Senate House Library also holds Ron Heisler's book and pamphlet collection.