January 27, 2021

New Online: Senate House Library (U. of London) Makes Public a Sample of a Remarkable Archive of Radical Politics

From Times Higher Education:

Ron Heisler is a book collector, trade unionist, lifelong socialist and self-proclaimed “delinquent historian”.

Since 2004, he has been donating to the University of London’s Senate House Library a collection of material relating to the Chartists, the Independent Labour and Communist parties, Trotskyist groups, the Spanish Civil War, South Africa, the Caribbean, the former Soviet Union and much more.

As well as some 25,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets, 3,000 journals and newspaper titles, there are many examples of extremely rare and even unique political ephemera.

New Online: Covers From Some of the Materials in the Heisler Collection

Learn More About Cataloging this Collection

See Also: Ron Heisler Collection Finding Aid

See Also: Recently Launched: Shakespeare: Metamorphosis” Online Exhibition From Senate Library

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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