Social Science Association

The Domain of Ideologies by Harold Walsby

The Social Science Association (circa 1940 – 1953) was the first group to study systematic ideology. It was followed by the Walsby Society (1953 – 1979), Ideological Commentary (1979 – 1994) and gwiep.net (1994 – present). The following papers are in the gwiep.net collection of works relating to systematic ideology. They are available for study by those applying for the George Walford International Essay Prize, offering £3,500 each year for the winner to spend at the college and on the course of the winner’s choice.

No Date
Ballade of the SPGB. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, one page. Attributed to Harold Walsby in Ideological Commentary 48.

“Before furnishing a working description of an ideology… “ [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, five pages. Addresses the systematic ideology use of the terms implication and identification.

The Beginning of Hegel. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, twenty-three pages. “Extract from The Secret of Hegel by J. Jutcheson Stirling.”

Beyond Democracy. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, one page. Advertisement for SSA presentation titled Beyond Democracy at Braziers Park, June 19-22. “The weekend has been well advertised in the New Statesman & Nation and elsewhere, and a number of new people, interested in our approach to the problems of democracy, equality, tolerance and human progress should be there.”

Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Book, twenty pages. Introduction to Braziers Park.

Change: A Talk to Young People. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, seventeen pages. Essay on logic.

Democratic Union. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, two pages. “Democratic Union is a new movement, which all Democratic people can join… works for Total Democracy: Political Democracy (freedom of speech) plus Economic Democracy (freedom from want)… believes that as a nation we should stand on our own feet, and that the scientists can help us do it.”

Democratic Union Statement of Policy. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, two pages. “Democratic Union exists as a rallying point for all who believe in the democratic way of life.”

The Eido-Dynamic Levels. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript. eleven pages. “A draft of certain criticism of The Domain of Ideologies, pages 224 […] to 226, and the Atoms and Ideology, page 13.”

Der Fascismus auf dem Seziertisch. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Morris Richards. Manuscript, twenty-seven pages. German translation of Post-Mortem on Fascism.

For Your Information. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Stanley Richards. Booklet, 16 pages. Hubbard Association of Scientologists. In a telephone conversation with Trevor Blake, George Hay claimed to be the person who first brought L. Ron Hubbard to England. George Hay is listed as an ‘auditor’ in this booklet. George Hay also founded the first British science fiction appreciation group, co-edited an edition of the Necronomicon and wrote essays on systematic ideology.

Historical Matierialism. Edinburgh: Socialist Labour Press, nd. Frederick Engels. Booklet, 22 pages.

In planning the emergency of the SSA into the field of political action it becomes necessary to formulate its aims in such a way that they can be ‘put across’ without long and involved explanations.” Three page typed manuscript with hand corrections on Social Science Bulletin stationary.

Introduction to Beyond Marxism. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Richard Tatham. Manuscript, two pages incomplete.

Left Book Club. Handbill, two pages. “Our aim is to provide information and educatio non socialist lines and to encourage our members to join Socialist political parties.” Mentions Miss M. Bacon, J. Smit, A. Walter.

Mass Rationality Assumption in Socialist Literature. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, twelve pages. Quotations from socialist literature demonstrating the Mass Rationality Assumption. Likely reference material for a debate.

The More We Get Together. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Art likely by Harold Walsby. An invitation to join the (entirely fictitious) SSA United Groups: Social Club, Dance Club, Sports Club, Fashion Club, Travel Society, Film Society, Crime Club, Aero Club, Music Society, Stage Society, Arts Society, Radio Club, Book Club, Garden Club, Nature Club, Chess Club, Linguist Society, Science Club, Political Club, Philosophical Society. “A leisure-time co-op of the Social Science Association, a scientific body with members all over the world.”

The New Marxism. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, two pages. “DEMOCRATIC UNION is a new organisation formed by ex-members of the Community Party, the ILP, the SPGB, the Anarchist movement, Common Wealth, and politically unattached persons […] Democratic Union has arranged these lectures: Dec 4 ‘Dialetical Materialism, the Next Stage (Richard Tatham); Dec 11 ‘Communism, Dialectical or Mechanical?’ (B. Franklin); Dec 18 ‘The Historical Necessity of Titoism’ (P. J. Rollings).

Outline of Argument Against MRA. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, nine pages. “The importance of the [Mass Rationality Assumption] to the SPGB case.”

Point: The Abs. do not attempt to deny the objective existence of matter. Manuscript, 4 pages.

Preface to Psycho-politics. George Walford, nd. Manuscript, eighteen pages incomplete. “Psycho-politics, the science of social consciousness.”

Preliminary. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Photocopy only, twelve pages, incomplete. “The following pages contain suggestions on the development of the SSA, particularly in relation to the establishment of Democratic Union. GWW.” Note by George Walford states “Original is lose typescript pages and section III is missing.” Establishes Democratic Union as a ‘front group’ for the Social Science Association.

Psycho-Analysis. Mimeograph, twenty-three pages. Possibly transcribed from other sources.

Restoration of Christianity! [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, two pages. London: W. H. Cummins. It is possible this Christian tract was used as a model for recruiting material for the Social Science Association, and that the open speaker’s platform listed on the tract were under consideration by the SSA as a forum for recruitment. The words “SSA Catechism” are written on the tract.

Separate Enclosure to be Sent Out with Letter of P. J. Rollings. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Photocopy, one page. John MacGregor, John C. Rowan. Splinters within the Socialist Party of Great Britain.

Socialism. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Uncredited hand written manuscript, eight pages. Examples of the Mass Rationality Assumption from the works of Marx.

Socialism Utopia to Scientific. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Booklet, 29 pages. Engles. Bound in a copy of Freud and Hegel by George Walford.

… so far as Kant is concerned, not unintelligibly.” [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, incomplete, pages 2-15. Begins with ” … so far as Kant is concerned, not unintelligibly” and ends with “(From Part III, Quality commended and interpreted. Pp. 328-50.)”

S.S.A. Next Meeting. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, one page. “Next meeting, Friday 7th November. Our Cellar 39 Ellington St. Barnsbury n7. The Tuesday meetings at 20 Buckingham Street have now been discontinued […] SSA meetings first Friday every month.”

S.S.A. Reminder “Beyond Democracy” [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, one page. “June 19th-22nd Weekend. The weekend has been well advertised in the New Statesman & Nation and elsewhere […] Braziers Park is a very nice place, and those members who have not yet been there will enjoy it more in the company of those who have.”

“This leaflet…” [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, eight pages. Begins with: “This leaflet is addressed only to members and supporters of the SPGB who, not being blinded by prejudice and strong emotional attachment to the Party, are prepared to examine rationally a scientific criticism of the Party’s case.”

Total Union Now! Join the Absolute Union. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Absolute Union. (1) Booklet, eight pages. (2) Photocopy, five pages. “The ABSOLUTIST UNION OF DEMOCRACY is a super-political union of Conservatives, Liberals, Socialists, Communists and non-party Independents, who demand TOTAL UNION now – unity in ACTION as well as in theory.”

Unity and Tolerance. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill.

Untitled. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, sixteen pages. Begins with “Why is it that the Socialist Party, whose case appears so logical, is patently impotent as an influential factor in modern political life?”

Untitled and incomplete. [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Manuscript, fifteen pages. First page missing. Begins with “[…] as far as Kant is concerned, not unintelligibly.”

What Is Total Democracy? [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Handbill, two pages. “The purpose of this lecture is to examine the present conception of Democracy, to show it is insufficient – because it does not adequately express the structure of Society, and to put forward TOTAL UNION as the true political expression of this systematic structure.” Notes and drawings on back of pages.

“Why is it that Anarchism, whose case appears so logical, is patently impotent as an influential factor in modern political life?” Typed manuscript with hand corrections, 71 pages. No date. Does not use any of the terms for the major ideologies, suggesting prior to 1976.

Why Pick On Us? [London]: Social Science Association, nd. Petrol (aka Peter Rollings). Manuscript, four pages.

World Institute of Reforms. Professor Ismail Wieslaw Jezierski. Handbill, two pages. “The World Institute of Reforms is an independent undertaking, completely free from control or domination by any political party, race, nation, class or creed. The introduction of lateral association to supplement pyramidal organization will enable public opinion to be moblized on a world scale to empower bodies and individuals in authority to effect much-needed changes in established system.”

1913
The Socialist Standard. London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain 1 February 1913. Periodical, pages 43-48 only.

1937
Dive Better. E. S. K. Baldry. London: Simpkin, Marshall LTD. [August 11 1937]. Booklet, 42 pages. Instructions for how to dive in swimming competitions. Includes drawings by Harold Walsby.

1938
An Interpretation of the Theory of Gestalt.
Circa 1938. Frederick V. Smith. Manuscript, eighteen pages. Attached to this document is Art and Morality by John Anderson, a ten-page document. Both may be the work of Harold Walsby under other names, or may be transcribed by Walsby.

1939
Extracts from Stalin by Souvarine
. Manuscript, nineteen pages [1939]. From Stalin: A Critical Survery of Bolshevism by Boris Souvarine. Alliance Book Corp. Longman, Green and Co., 1939.

1940
Form A. London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain 8 January 1940. Photocopy, one page. Photocopy of the membership card of George W. Walford for The Socialist Party of Great Britain, member #4079.

Running a Troop. Stanley White and Edward Bindloss. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1940. Book, 248 pages. Instruction manual for those leading Boy Scout troops. Illustrated throughout with art by Harold Walsby.

1941
The Dialectic 2D. London: The Absolute Group (after November 1941). Periodical, 16 pages. “The publication of The Dialectic is the outcome of critical reflection, by a growing number of socialists.” Ike Benjamin claimed that the 2d in the masthead was meant to imply two dimensions (the single dimension of Marxist dialectics being insufficient), but that Walsby’s friends teased him by calling it The Dialectical Tu’pens.

1942
The New Marxism. Democratic Union: London (after 1942 based on reference to Common Wealth). Uncredited. Handbill, two pages. “DEMOCRATIC UNTION is a new organisation formed by ex-members of the Communist Party, the ILP, the SPGB, the Anarchist movement, Common Wealth, and politically unattached persons. […] It is felt, in fact, that for Marxism to achieve positive effect, it is necessary to take up where Engles and Marx left off: i.e. to use the dialectical materialist mthod to interpret and apply the scientific discoveries of the last half-century – particularly in the sphere of human social relations. For this field of study, the founders of Democratic Union attach considerable importance to the work of the Social Science Association.”

The Walsby-S.P.G.B. Correspondence 2d. Harold Walsby. Booklet, ten pages, photocopy. Correspondence between Harold Walsby and the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Great Britain, 23 March – 31 March 1942. Includes a mention of The Dialectic 2d.

Socialism: Utopian or Scientific? Uncredited, handbill, two pages. Published after February 1942 based on quote from the Socialist Standard. Mentions The Dialectic 2d and The Walsby-S.P.G.B. Correspondence. Also includes open letter signed by B. Franklin. “No doubt you have heard of a group of people composed of Party members and sympathisers who are referred to as Absolutists. These people claim to make a special study of the dialectic process as a universal and absolute principle (ie the science of method) and to be able to apply this to the universal evolution in genera, and the development of political consciousness in particular. […] The Absolutist […] may well ask of the Socialist Party, ‘Has science to hald on the threshold of political consciousness?’ It appears that theory must not be decried, scientific method must not be derided, nor its conclusions scorned – unles of course they happen to conflict with the ‘rigid,’ ‘inflexible,’ ‘unanswerable’ case of the Socialist Party. You are invited, Comrade, to attend the headquarters of the Absolute Group […] There are special lectures on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. You will there meet Socialist Party members and sympathisers, many of whom you already know.”

Leader of New Party Sent to Jail. Evening Citizen 13 August 1942. Periodical, transcription. “George William Walford (23), stated to be the leader in Glasgow of an obscure political party known as the ‘Absolutists,’ was sent to prison for 60 days at Glasgow Sheriff Court today when he admitted using an identity card which did not belong to him.”

C.O. Firewatcher Jailed – Evaded Service, Says Fiscal. Evening Times 13 August 1942. Periodical, transcription. “[Walford] made a long statement to the police to the effect that he was called up for the Militia in 1939 and had registered as a conscientious objector on humanitarian grounds. The tribunal registered him as a non-combatant. He then decided that the war was an Imperialist one and wrote to the tribunal saying that his grounds of objection were political.”

Absolutist Hadn’t Own Identity Card. Bulletin, 14 August 1942. Periodical, transcription. “[Walford] received four notices to appear for medical examination. When the fourth arrived, said [Deputy Fiscal] Mr. [J. C.] McLean, he got the wind up and left his home in London. He traveled throughout the country, staying in Doncaster, Manchester and St. Helens. When he arrived in Glasgow in September, 1941, he got a job as a paid firewatcher.” Note that a 1942 letter on Absolutist stationary also lists Richard Tatham as a firewatcher… the group that went on to form the SSA apparently had a great deal of firewatching to do.

Man Used Wrong Identity Card – Sent to Jail. Daily Express, 14 August 1942. Periodical, transcription. “[Walford] stated that he did not buy the identity card which he produced to the police, but that it was given to him by a man in London.”

Identity Card Offence – Fiscal Alleges Evasion of Service. Glasgow Herald, 14 August 1942. Periodical, transcription. “[Deputy Fiscal] Mr. [J. C.] McLean said that Walford, who was a paid firewatcher in Glasgow, was a member of a political party known as the Absolutists, which had 15 members in London and four in Glasgow.”

Fire Over Europe. On 1 October 1942, the Absolute Union of Democracy held a public meeting titled Fire Over Europe. Mentions Richard Tatham, Frank Stone and Harold Walsby. Described in a 9 October 1942 newspaper clipping, an undated newspaper clipping, two undated photographs, The Monument by Robert Barltrop (1975) and The Ideology of a Monument by George Walford (1976).

Pop Gun Propagandist No. 2. Richard Tatham.Periodical, two pages. Undated criticism of the Socialist Party of Great Britain that quotes an article by ‘JT’ titled ‘Old Tales Retold’ in the ‘November’ issue of the Socialist Standard and the 1941 edition of the SPGB pamphlet ‘Socialism.’

Democractic Union Statement of Policy. Uncredited (George Walford?), undated. Outlines the Democratic Union policy on “Active Democracy, the Scientific Impetus, an Economic Assembly, Spheres of Enterprise, Empire and Colonies, a Neutral Europe, Manpower, Industrial Development and the Broad Future.”

News Chronicle. Cutting, one page. August 26 1943. “How the Gallup Poll Works” by Henry Durant, Director, British Institute of Public Opinion.

1943
Money Must Go! Philoren. Tottenham: J. Phillips October 1939 – May 1943. Book, 139 pages. “Money must go! And in its place the production of goods for use and free distribution, a World Commonwealth of all mankind, and a real civilization. Dedicated to toiling humanity who produce so much for so few and suffer so much for so little.” A defense of “WORLD COMMONWEALTH” in the form of a dialogue between “George” and “The Professor.”

Crusade or Suicide? [London]: Social Science Association, circa 1943. Book, photocopy only, twenty-four pages. Published by Absolute Union of Democracy. “I, ___ solemnly realising, in this greatest crisis of our history, the urgent need for Total Unity of all Democratic people and parties in one organisation, wholehearted support Absolute Union and the efficient prosecution of a Total War to exterminate Fascism. My politics are Non-Party / Conservative / Liberal / Socialist / Communist (put a cross by the one you advocate). Signed, _____.”

Results of Surveys, July and August 1943, in Percentages
. London: British Institute of Public Opinion. Newsletter, one page.

Results of Surveys, October and November 1943, in Percentages. London: British Institute of Public Opinion. Newsletter, one page. Three copies.

News Chronicle. Cutting, one page. December 14 1943. “The people say wives should keep their savings” by Henry Durant, Director, British Institute of Public Opinion.

1944
You and the SSA. Handbill, circa 1944. Two pages.

Results of Surveys, December 1948 & January 1944, in Percentages. London: British Institute of Public Opinion. Newsletter, one page. Two copies.

BBC Listener Research Department News Letter. No. 53. July 1944. Handbill, four pages. “A confidential monthly free to all BBC Listener Research workers.”

BBC Listener Research Department News Letter. No. 54. August 1944. Handbill, four pages. “A confidential monthly free to all BBC Listener Research workers.”

News Chronicle. August 9 1944. Reprint, one page. “The Doctors have given their view on the National Health Service. Now this is what the Public thinks.”

BBC Listener Research Department News Letter. No. 55. September 1944. Handbill, four pages. “A confidential monthly free to all BBC Listener Research workers.”

BBC Listener Research Department News Letter. No. 56. October 1944. Handbill, four pages. “A confidential monthly free to all BBC Listener Research workers.”

Social Science Series No. 1 / Understanding the Mass Mind.. Richard Tatham. London: Social Science Association. Booklet, sixteen pages. Questions ‘the lessening of world chaos if men took an active interest in political theory and practice.’ Quotes from Harold Walsby’s ‘forthcoming’ (unpublished) work “The Demos” on “Ideological ‘Layers.'” Lists as forthcoming The Domain of Ideologies, Post Mortem [on Fascism], Right and Left, and The Intellectual and the People. (1) Science, Politics and the Masses / Is Mass Enlightenment a Political Fallacy? October 1944. Booklet. (2) Understanding the Mass Mind, May 1945. (3) Zum Verständnis der Massen-Selle. Manuscript, thirty-one pages. German language translation. (5) Photocopy of 1994 edition.

Science and Social Problems: A New Step in Knowledge. [London]: Social Science Association, circa October 1944. Booklet, eight pages. Introduces the ideas of Harold Walsby, who in 1935 ‘began a systematic study of ideologies and ideological development […] [eventually leading] to his discovery of the Demos ([…] Walsby’s term for the whole hierarchic system and organic unity of the differentiated, interacted ideological layers which together constitute the mental aspect of society, or the social mind.) […] [In 1941 Walsby] started a series of informal discussions and lectures […] [In October 1944] a number of these people undertook the foundation of the Social Science Association.”

1945

Socialist Standard. February 1945. Cutting, one page. “The latest contribution to the ‘leadership’ argument is a pamphlet, Science, Politics and the Masses, by G. R. Tatham.”

New Leader. 14 April 1945. Volume XXXVII Number 15. London: The Independent Labour Party. Periodical, six pages. Can the Masses Think? by F. A Ridley offers a full-page review of Science, Politics and the Masses by Richard Tatham of the Social Science Association.

New Leader. 21 April 1945. Volume XXXVII Number 16. London: The Independent Labour Party. Periodical, eight pages. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People.

New Leader. 28 April 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People.

Social Science Series No. 2 / The Intellectual and the People. George Walford. London: Social Science Association. Book, sixteen pages. Examines the gap between the intellectuals and the masses, an indifferent matter to the later and a critical problem for the former. (1) First Edition, March 1945. (2) Second Edition, November 1945.

New Leader. 12 May 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People.

Tribune. 18 May 1945. Cutting, one page. “New Books and Pamphlets” includes Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People.

Tribune. 25 May 1945. Cutting, one page. “New Books and Pamphlets” includes Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People.

Social Science Bulletin. June 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 1. Works George Walford (and Richard Tatham?).

New Leader. 2 June 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People. “Out June 21st: Post-Mortem on Fascism.”

New Leader. 9 June 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People. “Out June 21st: Post-Mortem on Fascism.”

New Leader. 16 June 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People. “Out June 21st: Post-Mortem on Fascism.”

George Orwell letter to George Walford. 30 June 1945. “Many thanks for your letter of 26th June, and for the pamphlet ‘The Intellectual and the People.’ I have read it with interest and would like to discuss it with you. I have been working along somewhat similar lines for many years, in an unsystematised way.”

Social Science Series No. 3 / Post Mortem on Fascism. Morris Richards. London: Social Science Association 21 June 1945. Booklet, sixteen pages. Recognition of need to control and utilize the ‘mass-layer’ of fascist ideology, bringing it in closer alliance with the ‘higher ideological layers’ in social evolution.

New Leader. 23 June 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People. “Out June 21st: Post-Mortem on Fascism” by George Walford.

Social Science Bulletin. July 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 2. Works George Walford.

New Leader. 28 July 1945. Cutting, one page. Advertisement for Understanding the Mass Mind and The Intellectual and the People and Post-Mortem on Fascism.

Social Science Bulletin. August 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 3. Works George Walford.

Smiths Trade Circular. 4 August 1945. Clipping, one page. “Post-Mortem on Fascism, 6d. Post-Mortem on Fascism (Social Science Association, 6d) by Morris Richards, is a 16-page 7 ins. by 5 ins. pamphlet introduced at the top of its first page by a quotation from Serge Chakotin’s Rape of the Masses […] Since much the same thing has been said by several more or less eminent people in the past year or two, studies of Fascist ideology like this one is something which we may expect to see more of in the future.”

George Orwell letter to George Walford. 17 August 1945. “By all means let’s meet.”

New Leader. 18 August 1945. Cutting, one page. Understanding the Mass Mind, The Intellectual and the People, The Atom Bomb “are causing a great stir.”

Tribune. 18 August 1945. Cutting, one page. “The New Sociology: Post-Mortem on Fascism, Intellectual and the People, Understanding Mass Mind.”

New Leader. 25 August 1945. Cutting, one page. “Disillusioned? Disappointed? Better read Understanding the Mass Mind, Intellectual and the People and Post-Mortem on Fascism. On August 25th: The Atom Bomb! What it really means for Human Society. Don’t miss your copy. They will soon be gone. Smith’s, Fabian Bookshop, Better Books, Socialist Book Centre and all good booksellers.” “… are causing a great stir… Understanding the Mass Mind (raises… questions of highest importance… considerable merit… follows a scientific proceedure… commands extensive support in actual behaviour of massess… we trust that readers will assist [t]his pamphlet to enjoy wide circulation its intrinsic importance deserves. – New Leader 14/4/45). Intellectual and the People. On August 25th: The Atom Bomb!”

News-Letter. September – October 1945. Cutting, one page. “New Books. The Atomic Bomb by Franz Richter. Social Science Association. Reviewed by G. Illtyd Lewis.” Page 255.

Social Science Bulletin. September 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 4. Works George Walford.

New Leader. 1 September 1945. Cutting, one page. “Disillusioned? Disappointed? Better read Understanding the Mass Mind, Intellectual and the People and Post-Mortem on Fascism. On August 25th: The Atom Bomb! What it really means for Human Society. Don’t miss your copy. They will soon be gone. Smith’s, Fabian Bookshop, Better Books, Socialist Book Centre and all good booksellers.

Social Science Bulletin. October 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 5. Works George Walford (and Richard Tatham?).

Revised 1945 Constitution of the Social Science Association. [London: Social Science Association] 15 October 1945. (1) Booklet, eight pages. (2) four pages manuscript of the Constitution and the Revised Constitution.

Social Science Bulletin. December 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 6. Works George Walford (and Richard Tatham?).

National Newsagent. Cutting, one page. “The New Age of Atomics, issued by the Social Science Association. No. 1 in a new series.” November 16 1945.

Sunshine in the Nuthouse. Uncredited, circa December 1945. Manuscript, two pages. Contrasts contradictory quotes from the Socialist Standard.

Social Science Bulletin. December 1945. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 7. Works George Walford.

1946
The Measurement and Validity of Interest Factors and their relation to Personality Traits. A. P. Sealy. [1946] Manuscript, nine pages. Likely transcribed from another source.

999 – Emergency! Arthur W. Spencer-Bragg. Book, sixty-four pages. 1946. London: Social Science Association. Authored by Harold Walsby under a pseudonym, “because, it seems, he felt that such a name had overtones of scientific authenticity” (Peter Shepherd, Harold Walsby: Independent Thinker circa 1976).

Is Labour Government the Way to Socialism? London: Socialist Party of Great Britain January 1946. Booklet, twenty-four pages.

Social Science Bulletin. January 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 8. Works by M. Lee and George Walford.

Common Wealth Constitution and Standing Orders. Common Wealth, Easter 1946. Booklet, twelve pages. Adopted at the Fourth Common Wealth Conference.

Social Science Bulletin. February 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 9. Works by M. Lee and George Walford.

Social Science Bulletin. March 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 10. Works by M. Lee and George Walford.

Tribune. 8 March 1946. Cutting, one page. “Just Published: ‘999 Emergency!’ by A. W. Spencer-Bragg. Scientists’ Warning: Has the atom altered our politics? Unless civilization plans to be alive within the next few years, it will surely end in an atomic vapour-bath. We must plan the union of the political and economic forms of democracy now – we must have both for a safe and peaceful world. ‘A real contribution to new thought… ‘ From Smith’s and all good bookstalls, or 2/8 post free from the Social Science Association.”

Social Science Bulletin. April 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, one page. Number 11.

New Leader. 13 April 1946. Cutting, one page. “‘999 Emergency!’ by A. W. Spencer-Bragg. ‘Lasting world peace and social order wait on the growth of the new science of human social consciousness. An urgent problem… ”

Social Science Bulletin. May 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. Number 12. Works by M. Lee and I. Benjamin.

Commonwealth Review. “Books. 999-Emergency by A. W. Spencer-Bragg. Despite its title, this booklet is one of ideas, ideas which will prove unpalatable to the political dogmatist or sentimental idealist.” May 1946.

National Newsagent. Cutting, one page. “New Volume in Social Science Series. [999 – Emergency!] points one way out of the dilemma now facing humanity, deserves serious consideration.” 1 June 1946.

Social Science Bulletin. June 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 13. Works by Ike Benjamin, F. Newcombe, A. W. Spencer-Bragg (aka Harold Walsby)

Social Science Bulletin. July 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 14. Works by G. R. Gook, P. Boud, LOS and A Reader.

Social Science Bulletin. August 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 15. Works by George R. Gook, Harold Walsby.

Social Science Bulletin. September 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 16. Rome and Hollywood by R. Bower | Applied Science by G. R. Gook | Science and Nutrition | Projection and its Consequences by George Walford | Central Branch | Book Exchange Club | Pilot Papers.

Social Science Bulletin. October 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 17. Works by George Walford, C. Lea.

The New Age of Atomics. Number 1, 1 October 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, sixteen pages. Science and Society | The New Magic by George Walford | By Atom to the Moon! by P. B. Lumley | The Story of D.D.T.’ by E. S. Johnson | Atoms and Ideology by Harold Walsby.

Nature. 26 October 1946. Cutting, one page. “We trust you will be interested in the attached cutting from our issue for 26 October 1946.” “[999 – Emergency!] presents fairly enough some of the dangers of an uneducated or partially educated democracy in the world to-day.”

Social Science Bulletin. November 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 18. Works by George Walford, Ike Benjamin.

The New Age of Atomics. No. 2 November 1946 [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, twenty-four pages. The Missing Sciences | Films in Relief by H. A. Robinson | Rockets into Space by Eric Burgess | Science and Utopia by Harold Walsby | Science Reviews.

Social Science Bulletin. December 1946. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 19. Works by George Walford, J. Highams, R. B.

1947
Extracts from The Real Soviet Russia by D. J. Dallin. Manuscript, twenty-one pages [1947]. From The Real Soviet Russia by David Julevich Dallin. New Haven: Yale University Press 1947.

Message from SSA Research Section. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, one page. “Here are 2 weekly issues, duplicated as promised.” Appears to refer to the ‘Social Science Association’ Classified Evidence documents. George Gook, Charles Sprague.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 1. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 2. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 3. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 4. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 5.. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

SSA Research Section Classified Evidence Sheet 6. London: Social Science Association. [1947]. Circular, two pages. Extracts from books.

[Manuscript]. Richard Tatham, 1947. Manuscript, 58 pages with illustrations. The first two pages of this manuscript are missing.

Common Wealth Constitution and Standing Orders (Amendment). Common Wealth, Easter 1947. Booklet, six pages. Adopted at the Fifth Common Wealth Conference.

Social Science Bulletin. January 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 20. Works by J. Highams, C. R. Blake.

Social Science Bulletin. March 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 22. Works by Harold Walsby, P. G. Boud, S. Deleay.

Social Science Bulletin. April 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 23. Works by Harold Walsby.

The Socialist Standard. Volume 43 Number 512 April 1947. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, eight pages.

Social Science Bulletin. May 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 24. Works by B. Franklin.

Social Science Bulletin. June 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 25. Works by George Gook, P. G. Boud.

Social Science Bulletin. July 1947. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Number 26. Works by George Gook.

The Domain of Ideologies. Glasgow: Social Science Association August 1947. Book, 231 pages. By Harold Walsby. (1) Photocopy edition with uncredited annotations. (2) Printed edition with annotations by George Walford. (3) Printed edition.

Memorandum on the S.S.A.. 1 November 1947. Richard Tatham. Manuscript, eight pages.

Socialism & Society. Ramsay MacDonald. Manuscript, three pages. Attached to newspaper article dated 20 November 1947.

Mosley Plan Enters Phase Two. William J. Gage. John Bull 29 November 1947. Clipped from magazine, four pages.

1948
The Social Science Association Introduces Democratic Union. London: Social Science Association (circa 1948). Book, eight pages. “Scientific ideology, All-party conception, Political democracy, Economic democracy, Anti-fascism, MASS PSYCHOLOGY.”

Outline of Arguments Against M.R.A.. Circa 1949. Uncredited. Manuscript, ten pages. Notes for a debate against the Socialist Party of Great Britain, with emphasis placed on the Mass Rationality Assumption identified by Harold Walsby in his 1947 book The Domain of Ideologies. Attacks on the SPGB are “to be demonstrated by half-a-dozen well-chosen examples whipped across like so many straight lefts from Dick Barton.” Dick Barton was a character in a radio drama that began in 1949.

Freud and Hegel. Circa 1948. George Walford, eight pages. “There are two dominating figures in the study of human behaviour in modern times. These are George W. F. Hegel and Sigmund Freud. […] Our discussion will be confined to the attempt to trace, in a very partial fashion, the manner in which the essential principle of Hegel’s work – the universal principle which he terms dialectic – appears in the writings of Freud.”

Social Science Bulletin. 1 January 1948. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Special Issue. Works by Richard Tatham. Lists “a most welcome new year present in the shape of a small delivery of Walsby’s The Domain of Ideologies by Harold Walsby as well as the contents of Science & Ideology #1 (March 1948).

Tribune. 30 January 1948. Pages 13, 14 only. “The SSA announces Science & Ideology (a monthly bulletin). February issue includes: What is an Ideology? – Psychology of Conservatism – The Coming Ideology – Don’t Laugh at Mosley – Can Science Save Society? Special review of Walsby’s Domain of Ideologies. Send 5/- for 12 issues to Richard Tatham, [address].

Socialist Comment. Volume 14 Number 6. February 1948 Victoria: Socialist Party of Australia. Periodical, four pages.

Freedom. 21 February 1948. A Domain Still Unexplored by George Woodcock. Reprinted with reply in Science & Ideology number 2, April 1948.

Ideology and the Development of the Mind. “Summer 1948.” Manuscript, five pages. [P. J. Rollings]

The Economics of a Stable Society. “Summer 1948.” Manuscript, two pages. [P. J. Rollings]

Politics and the Scientific Method. “Summer 1948.” Manuscript, two pages. P. J. Rollings.

Socialist Standard. April 1948. Includes The Domain of Sterilities by Gilmac.

Science & Ideology. Number 1, March 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, 16 pages. The Coming Ideology by Richard Tatham | Can Science Save Society by William Smith | Psychology of Conservatism by George Gook | Review of The Domain of Ideologies by RT [Richard Tatham] | Don’t Laugh at Mosley by Morris Richards | What is an Ideology? by G. W. Frederick. Also mentions George Walford, P. B. Lumley, B. Franklin, John Ward, F. W. Richter.

Science & Ideology. Number 2, April 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, 16 pages. Russia America and Sciece by P. B. Lumley | Freud and Hegal by George Walford | Fascism Inside England by Peter Boud | The Coming Ideology (2) by Richard Tatham | A Domain Still Unexplored by George Woodcock | The Meaning of Dialectic by B. Franklin | Science and Anarchism by Richard Tatham. Also mentions the Mass Rationality Assumption

Science & Ideology. Number 3, May 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, 12 pages. SSA Political Group by Richard Tatham | Freud and Hegel (2) by George Walford | The Coming Ideology (3) by Richard Tatham | Is the SPGB Scientific? by William Smith | Philosophy and Psycho-Analysis by John Ward | Has Science Any Politics? by F. W. Richter

Mosley Cheats the Ban, Parades Through London. Frederic Mullally. Periodical, clipped from Sunday Pictorial 2 May 1948. Includes descriptions and a photograph of anti-Fascist protestors – was the Social Science Association among them?

The American Political Science Review. Volume 42, Number 3, June 1948. Periodical. Page 631 includes Recent Publications of Political Interest, which includes The Domain of Ideologies by Harold Walsby.

Science & Ideology. Number 4, June 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, 12 pages. Remarks on Palestine by George Gook | A Sociologist at Large by Lan Freed | Fascism and Conservatism (1) by Richard Tatham | Destruction is Easy by A. R. Gould.

SSA Political Memo #2. Circular, 1 page. 9 June 1948. Richard Tatham to all members.

SSA Political Memo #2. Circular, 1 page. 10 June 1948. Richard Tatham to all members.

SSA Political Memo #8. Circular, 1 page. 14 June 1948. Richard Tatham to P. J. Rollings.

SSA Political Memo #9. Circular, 1 page. 14 June 1948. Richard Tatham to all members.

SSA Political Memo #19. Circular, 1 page. 17 June 1948. Richard Tatham to Peter Rollings.

SSA Political Memo #22. Circular, 1 page. 22 June 1948. Mentions “DU Pamphlet,” Harold Walsby, Peter Rollings, Wm Day, George Walford, Ron Gould, meetings, George Gook, Georgie Brimblecombe, Bill Lean, Richard Tatham.

Common Wealth Newsflash. July [1948] Periodical, one page.

SSA Political Memo #24. Circular, 1 page. 5 July 1947. Richard Tatham to Peter Rollings.

Science & Ideology. Number 5, August 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, 10 pages. Works by Richard Tatham, P. J. Rollings.

Sensory Summer School 1948. Book, 59 pages. August 29-September 9 1948. “Held at Whitwell Hall, Reepham Norfolk. Report: The Tension Between East and West, a Realistic Approach to its Solution.”

The Western Socialist. Volume 15 Number 141. September 1948. Boston: World Socialist Party of the United States. Periodical, 24 pages.

Science & Ideology. Number 7, September 1948. London: Social Science Association. Periodical, eight pages. Will It Be War? | Is Russia Fascist? | Review of The Domain of Ideologies by H. H. Preece.

Propaganda Directive. No date, September 1948 or later. Three page typed manuscript “to P. G. Members only” / “For S. & I. R.” “As from next month, therefore, ‘Science & Ideology’ will be replaced by (?) ‘Unity.'” Typed on the back of stationary from Low’s Quarterly Magazine. References quotes from Domain of Ideologies not found in the published book.

The Socialist Standard. London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Volume 44 Number 530, October 1948. Periodical, twelve pages. Uncredited annotations by some SSA member throughout.

The Western Socialist. Volume 15 Number 143. November 1948. Boston: World Socialist Party of the United States. Periodical, 24 pages.

The Socialist Standard. London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Volume 44 Number 531, November 1948. Periodical, twelve pages. Uncredited annotations by some SSA member throughout.

S.S.A. Versus S.P.G.B. Bulletin. Number 1. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. “For the first time in its half-Century of existence the SPGB has encountered organized opposition to its whole case by people drawn from its own ranks – by people who, in the recent past, have been either party members, party speakers, party writers, party supporters, or even members of its executive committee: and who, through these credentials, have been accredited by the SPGB with ‘socialist understanding.’ Some of them were founder members of the SSA in October 1944; others came over afterwards; others still are in the process of coming over, though formally retaining – for the time being – their SPGB membership. […] On Sunday (7/11/48) the SPGB held a discussion at the Trade Union Club, near Leicester Square.” This is a record of the public discussion between the SSA and the SPGB, attributed to “W” (Walford? Walsby?) Two copies, published by carbon copy in slightly different versions.

SSA Political Group. Manuscript, 33 pages. Meeting notes of the SSA Political Group from 21 November 1948 to 8 July 1949. Mentions Richard Tatham, George Gook, Alan Gascoigne, Peter Rollings, Arthur Brain, Reg Lee, Jack Taylor, Harold Walsby, Bill Lean, Charles Sprague, George Brimblecombe, Jeff Clark Ray Edleston (?), John Pizer, B. Franklin, others. Gives available stock for SSA publications.

The Western Socialist. Volume 15 Number 144. November 1948. Boston: World Socialist Party of the United States. Periodical, 24 pages. Includes a letter by Philoren.

Why Pick on Us? Petrol (Peter Rollings?). Manuscript, four pages. “We have all witnessed the spectacle of the SPGB dealing with its usual political opponents… ” Mentions the Socialist Standard for December 1948.

1949
Common Wealth Newsflash.. [1949] Common Wealth. Periodical, one page.

International News..[1949] Common Wealth. Periodical, two pages.

Mugwump or Mooonshine.. [1949] SSA. Book. “S.S.A. Replies to the Socialist Standardreview of The Domain of Ideologies.

SSA Versus S.P.G.B. Bulletin. Number 5. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, four pages. Works by Richard Tatham and “RL.” Lists the following previous Bulletins: #1 Parlor Tricks by Groves and Turner; #2 Popgun Propagandist; #3 The New Platitudes; #4 This is the Position, Comrades!

S.P.G.B. – Utopian or Scientific? Harold Walsby. [London]: Social Science Association [January 1949]. Many quotes from the Socialist Standard, the latest dated January 1949. Reprinted by Jon D. White, Liverpool, 2013.

The Socialist Standard. Volume 45 Number 533 January 1949. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, twelve pages. Uncredited annotations by some SSA member throughout.

SSA Versus S.P.G.B. Bulletin. Number 6. [London]: Social Science Association. Periodical, two pages. “Wilmott and the Kerr Brothers – Exponents of Abuse!” Reports discussions between the SSA and the SPGB on 10 February and 11 February 1949.

The Socialist Standard. Volume 45 Number 534 February 1949. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, twelve pages.

The Socialist Standard. Volume 45 Number 535 March 1949. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, twelve pages. Includes uncredited annotations by some SSA member.

Common Wealth Newsflash. March 1949 Common Wealth. Periodical, one page. “Common Wealth’s German equivalent, the ‘Fighting League for Total Democracy’ (Hamburg) are publishing in English a pamphlet on Common Weath, and are sending it to all our members.”

Principles. Friends of the Future, 1 March 1949. Principles of the Friends of the Future. Handbill, one page.

Report and Criticism of a Talk on “Will the Workers Achieve Socialism” by E. Hardy of the Socialist Party of Great Britain at the Town Hall, Bethnal Green, March 18, 1949. [London]: Social Science Association. Handbill, two pages.

Universum. Number 3. 20 March 1949. Periodical, 192 pages. “Maandblad voor wetenschap en cultuur.” Includes a review of Harold Walsby’s book The Domain of Ideologies.

Friends of the Future Inaugural Meeting. Friends of the Future, 26 March 1949. Handbill, one page.

Common Wealth Newsflash. April [1949] Common Wealth. Periodical, one page.

Clarion. Volume 1 Number 1. April 1949. London: Common Wealth. Periodical, eight pages. “As we go to press we hear that it is more than likely that two comrades from the German organisation, Kampfgemeinschaft fur Totale Demokratie (Fighting League for Total Democracy) of Hamburg will be present at the Conference […].”

The Socialist Standard. April 1949. [London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain]. Periodical, photocopy of pages 38-47 only. Review by Gilmac of Harold Walsby’s book The Domain of Ideologies.

Clarion. Volume 1 Number 2. May 1949. London: Common Wealth. Periodical, eight pages. “The Fighting League for Total Democracy – a German organisation with headquarters in Hamburg – has now published an English translation of their booklet ‘On the Way to Total Democracy.'”

Common Wealth Newsflash. May [1949] Common Wealth. Periodical, two pages.

Common Wealth Membership Card. May 1949. Richard Tatham.

Report of the 18th & 19th Meetings of the 46th EC. [London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain]. 3 May and 10 May 1949. Circular, three pages. “The SSA wrote stating they would not proceed further with arrangements for the debate until they received the EC’s comments on incidents which occurred at a meeting of Fulham Branch. The SSA claimed that certain arrangements had been made with them for running the meeting and these arrangements had been upheld by the Branch. Resolution: McClatchie and Lake ‘That the SSA be informed that the matter they raise is one between them and Fulham Branch and that the letter is being forwarded to Fulham Branch.” […] Camberwell Branch wrote regretting that such a disproportionate amount of space in the April [Socialist Standard] has been devoted to the review of the book ‘Domain of Ideologies.’ […] A letter from Comrade R. McLaughlin suggested that a debate with the SSA should be carried on through the [Socialist Standard]. Resolution: D’Arcy and Waite ‘That R. McLaughlin be informed that in our opinion his suggestion is not practical.’ Agd.”

Report of the 20th & 21st Meetings of the 46th EC. [London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain]. 17 May and 24 May 1949. Circular, three pages. “Editorial Committee asked the EC to endorse their action in not publishing a 4,000 word reply received from the SSA of the criticism published in the [Socialist Standard] of the book Domain of Ideologies and to publish a short statement in the [Socialist Standard] dealing with this matter. Resolution: Cash and Waters ‘That the recommendation of the Editorial Committee be accepted.’ Agd.”

Common Wealth Membership Card. 18 May 1949. Richard Tatham.

To Branches and Members re Picture Post. R. Milborne. 24 May 1949. Circular, one page. An appeal for the [Socialist] Party [of Great Britain] to advertise in Picture Post.

Common Wealth Hampstead and Hendon Branch June Letter. Postdated 25 May 1949. Circular, one page.

Report of the 22nd Meeting of the 46th EC. [London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain]. 31 May 1949. Circular, two pages.

Common Wealth. W. J. Taylor. 1 June 1949. Circular, one page. “You are invited to meet Hans Rodmann of Hamburg, Chairman of the Kampfgemeinschaft fur Totale Demokratie […] The K.f.T.D. (Fighting League for Total Democracy) is a political movement which aims to establish Workers’ Control in German industry. Its publications have a wide circulation and are printed in English, French and Russian as well as German.”

Clarion. Volume 1 Number 3. June 1949. London: Common Wealth. Periodical, eight pages.

Report of the 23nd Meeting of the 46th EC. [London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain]. 7 June 1949. Circular, two pages. “Proposed debate with the SSA. Resolution: Ambridge & Cash. ‘That in view of the lack of correspondence from the SSA the matter be removed from the Agenda.’ Agd.”

Statement. Richmond: The Riverside Press Ltd. 28 June 1949. ‘Re balance outstanding for Social Science Association.’

Common Wealth Newsflash. July [1949] Common Wealth. Periodical, one page.

Clarion. Volume 1 Number 4. July 1949. London: Common Wealth. Periodical, eight pages. “The National Committee meeting at the end of May was attended, for the first time, by a German comrade. He was Hans Rodmann, of the Fighting League for Total Democracy of Hamburg. Hans Rodmann, who spent three years in a Nazi concentration camp before the war, has come to England to discuss with us common problems, and to work out practical ways in which we could strive together to realise the aims the two bodies share.

The Pot and the Kettle. Petrol [Peter Rollings]. Summer 1949. Manuscript, six pages.

Notes on Hegel. [Peter Rollings]. Summer 1949. Manuscript, two pages (incomplete?)

The Concept of Nothing. [Peter Rollings]. Spring-Summer 1949. Manuscript, twenty-eight pages.

Ideology. London: Social Science Association, Summer 1949. Periodical, 40 pages. Works by Richard Tatham, F. Newcombe, P. G. Boud, George Gook, J. S. Tunnicliffe, Robert Meltford, and uncredited works.

The Democratic Left. [Richard Tatham] 27 September 1949. Manuscript, three pages (incomplete). “A memorandum to the Hampstead Branch of Common Weath” suggesting “co-operative study, exchange of information, research and experiment” and perhaps official ties between Common Wealth and the Social Science Association.

Memorandum to the SSA Political Group on Positive Marxism. [Peter Rollings.] Autumn 1949. Manuscript, two pages (incomplete).

1950
Nottingham Cosmopolitan Debating Society.
Nottingham Cosmopolitan Debating Society: January to March 1950. Handbill, four pages. “Feb. 12: Mr. A. Turner (SPGB) ‘The Russian Myth’.”

The Socialist Leader. 11 February 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Letter from Reg Lee titled ‘Idelogical Science’ responding to ‘The Science of Propaganda’ from 28 January [1950?], a review of Harold Walsby’s book The Domain of Ideologies). Also may include a letter from Philoren titled “Socialism or…”

The Socialist Leader. 11 March 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘Sound – Mere Sound’ by Desmond Fenwick, a criticism of Harold Walsby.

The Socialist Leader. 18 March 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only (incomplete). ‘Harold Walsby Replies’ to Desmond Fenwick.

The Socialist Leader. 25 March 1950. Periodical, photocopy of three pages only. Inclues ‘Socialism or Transition Period?’ by Philoren critical of Harold Walsby as well as ‘Heaven of Communism’ by P. J. Rollings.

The Socialist Leader. 8 April 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Letters from Paul Derrick, Desmond Fenwick, Rev. J. Clark Gibson.

The Socialist Leader. 6 May 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘Scientific Determinism’ by P. J. Rollings.

The Socialist Standard. Volume 46 Number 550 June 1950. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, twelve pages. Includes ‘More Election Reflections’ by H. W. S. Bee (AKA Harold Walsby).

The Socialist Leader. 10 June 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘The Debunking of Mr. Walsby’ by Philoren.

London News-Flashes. London: Common Wealth, July 1950. Periodicals, one page.

Braziers Park Arrangements to August 1950. Ipsden: Braziers Park. Handbill, one page. “We are often asked what we propose to do at Braziers Park.”

Form A. London: Socialist Party of Great Britain, 8 August 1950. Photocopy, one page. “I hereby declare adhesion to the above principles and request enrollment as a member of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. [Signature] H. W. Stanley Bee [AKA Harold Walsby].”

Circular Letter from J. Thompson. December 1950. “You will have learned by now from E.C. reports that I have been instructed to discontinue publication of Socialist View.”

The Socialist Leader. 20 December 1950. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘Peace on Earth” by Harold Walsby (including an illustration by Harold Walsby).

SSA Recommendations on Reorganisation. [Peter Rollings. London: Social Science Association] Winter 1950 (?). Manuscript, two pages (incomplete). “The past history and present position of the SSA seem to indicate that we have now reached a stage where it is both desirable and necessary to re-examine our forms of organisation and activity, in an attempt to determine what functions the Association should or does fulfill, and how it may best fulfill them.”

1951
The Socialist Leader. 5 January 1951. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘What Makes the Socialist Tick?’ by Harold Walsby (reprinted in Ideological Commentary 34?).

The Socialist Standard. Volume 47 Number 558 February 1951. London, The Socialist Party of Great Britain. Periodical, twelve pages. Includes ‘Sky-Pie and Flying Saucers’ by H. W. S. Bee (AKA Harold Walsby).

The Socialist Leader. 1 December 1951. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘Pure Socialism’ by Harold Shaw (reprinted in Ideological Commentary 33).

The Socialist Leader. 8 December 1951. Periodical, photocopy of two pages only. Includes ‘What Is the Answer?’ and ‘Socialism – Pure and Scientific’ by Harold Walsby (reprinted in Ideological Commentary 26 or 27 and 33).

Braziers Park Quarterly. Number 4 Winter 1951. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Periodical, ten pages. Includes ‘The Common Enemy’ by Dr. J. Normal Glaister (“In writing this article I have been much stimulated by the synthesis of ideas in Harold Walsby’s book The Domain of Ideologies.”); a photograph of paintings and modeling by students of Braziers Park (including work by Harold Walsby?); notice of the 22-25 February 1952 lecture ‘A Critique of Modern Dialectical Thought’ by Harold Walsby.

1952
Art & Ideology Research.
Manuscripts, postcards, computer print-outs. “Attitudes to paintings, and how they change, based on interviews made at Hampstead in 1952.”.

The Socialist Leader. 19 January 1952. Periodical, photocopy of two pages only. Includes ‘Revolt and the Masses’ by Harold Walsby (reprinted in Ideological Commentary 36?).

Form F. London: Socialist Party of Great Britain, 29 January 1952. Photocopy, one page. “This is to certify that Comrade Stanley Bee HW [AKA Harold Walsby] [….] ceased membership by reason of lapsing.”

The Socialist Leader. 23 February 1952. Periodical, photocopy of two pages only. Includes ‘Man’s Role in Social Change’ by Harold Walsby (reprinted in Ideological Commentary 37?).

The Socialist Leader. 1 March 1952. Periodical, photocopy of one page only. Includes ‘Escape to Reality’ by Harold Walsby and illustration by Harold Walsby. (Reprinted in Ideological Commentary 38?).

Braziers Park Quarterly. Number 5, Spring 1951. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Periodical, twelve pages. Includes ‘The Problem’ by Harold Walsby; notice of the 11-14 July 1952 lecture ‘The Logic of Irrationality’ by Harold Walsby.

Braziers Park Programme. Number 5, Spring 1951. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Handbill, four pages. Includes notice of the 11-14 July 1952 lecture ‘The Logic of Irrationality’ by Harold Walsby.

SSA List of Members. 15 August 1952. Manuscript, one page. Harold Walsby, Ike Benjamin, George Walford, Richard Tatham, Peter Rollings, John Rowan, Reg Lee, George Gook, B. Franklin, J. Macgregor, G. Clark, J. Thompson, J. Pizer, P. Boud, G. Napolitino (?).

Sensory Summer School. 15-29 August 1952. ‘Freedom and the Discipline of Reality: The Choice Between Illusory Freedom in Fantasy, and Real Creative Freedom Within the Limits of Attainable Experience.’ 18 August, ‘Impotence of Will Power’ by Harold Walsby.

Braziers Park Programme. Number 6, Summer 1952. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Periodical, four pages. Includes notice of the 12-15 September 1952 lecture ‘Ideas About Ideas’ by Harold Walsby.

Braziers Park Programme. Number 7, Autumn 1952. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Periodical, four pages. Includes notice of the 10-13 October 1952 lecture ‘Looking Back from the Year 2000’ by Harold Walsby, Glynn Faithful and John Rowan; 28 November – 1 December lecture ‘Creative Destruction’ by Harold Walsby.

The SSA’s Active Attitude to Society. [Peter Rollings] Autumn 1952. Manuscript, nine pages.

Braziers Park Weekend. 5-8 December 1952. Includes ‘Manners and Conventions in Soho’ by Harold Walsby.

Braziers Park Programme. Number 8, Winter 1952-3. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. Handbill, four pages. Includes notice of the 27 February – 2 March 1953 lecture ‘The Logic of Irrationality’ by Harold Walsby.

1953
Harold Walsby: Letter to Seton Pollock. “A letter from Harold Walsby to an Ipsden friend or aquaintance – not an Ipsden resident, as far as I know, but presumably a frequent participant in Braziers Park weekends.”

Manuscript. Peter Rollings. 1953. Manuscript, eight pages. “In Part II (‘Ideological Structure and Development’) of his book, The Domain of Ideologies, Harold Walsby develops in some detail his conception of the nature of ideologies and of the process of ideological development.”.

The Journey of the Mind. Peter Rollings. 1953 Manuscript, one page (incomplete).”The Domain of Ideologies, perhaps mainly because of the non-academic [illegible] of its author, is a book which has never been adequately criticised.”

Social Science Association. Peter Rollings. Prior to 18 January 1953. Circular, one page. Complete text: “Whether, and in what sense, this organisation still exists, is a metaphysical question beyond my competence. However, there is a list of 18 people whom it is customary for me to circularise from time to time, chiefly to announce meetings on matters believed to be of interest. At two such meetings about a year ago, called to discuss whether the SSA should stay in being, most of those present seemed in favour of leaving things wherever they were. It may now be felt that the possibility of doing so is impaired by my prospective departure for the Gold Coast. To ascertain views on this, and to determine what is to be done with the stocks of pamphlets, books, etc. in my possession, and with remaining funds, a meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at No. 7, Newman St., W.1., at 7.p.m. It will be proposed that the S.S.A., if it exists, should be wound up, and that a discussion group, formed on a wider basis, should be inaugurated. I wish you all a (materially or intellectually) prosperous year. P. J. Rollings”

SSA Progress Report 1. [London: Social Science Association] 13 March 1953. Circular, one page.

SSA Progress Report 2. [London: Social Science Association] 22 March 1953. Circular, one page.

Original Research Project. John Rowan, 31 March 1953. Manuscript, three pages. “It is proposed to start up a research project on ideologies.”

SSA Progress Report 3. [London: Social Science Association] May 1953. Circular, one page. Includes a list of the papers of the Social Science Association.

SSA Progress Report 4. [London: Social Science Association] 24 May 1953. Circular, one page.

Braziers Park Research Communications Group. Ipsden: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. August 1953. Application to join the Braziers Park Research Communications Group addressed to John Rowan.

Research Communications Project RCP 1. Ipsden: : Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. August 1953. Handbill, one page. “There are […] many hundreds […] who are interested in what is being done at Braziers, but who, for reasons of distance or other reasons, have been unable to visit the School – either at all or regularly – or otherwise make regular personal contact and participate in its work. It is primarily to enable these many hundreds to participate in the work and studies of the School that we have introduced the Research Communications Project. To this end the School is publishing every month (from August 1953 onward) one or more papers – hitherto unpublished – on important sociological subjects and a bulletin containing accounts and results of activities, experiments, courses, etc.”

Boa Patent File [untitled bound volume]. Oxon: Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. (a) Social Research Papers and Bulletin. September 1953. No. 1. Vol. 1 includes Editorial by HW, Notes on the Dynamics of Discussion by RGF, Correspondence. (b) Mental Metabolism: A Study of the Main Patterns of Traffic an d Communication between Individuals and their Social Environment. by J. Normal Glasieter, MB, BS. (c) Social Research Papers and Bulletin. December 1953. No. 4 Vol. 1. includes Editorial by HW, Sex in the West by RGF, The National Association for Mental Health by PC, Some Thoughts on Mass Destruction by HW. (d) BPRC Paper 4: Self-Control in Men and Machines, Some Suggestive Links Between Cybernetics and Social Science by John C. Rowan.

Braziers Park Handlist of Courses. Ipsden: Braziers Park. Handbill, four pages. 4 September 1953 to 25 February 1954. Includes ‘Experimental Painting & Maudlin,’ ‘Painting and Living,’ ‘Democracy in a Changing World’ and ‘Thinking it Out’ by Harold Walsby, ‘The Unity of the Arts,’ ‘Creative Writing’ and ‘Self Control in Men & Machines, A Study in Cybernetics’ by John Rowan

SSA Progress Report 5. [London: Social Science Association] 30 September 1953. Circular, one page.

Braziers Park Preview of Forthcoming Events No 3. Ipsden: Braziers Park. Handbill, three pages. “October 2-5: Experimental Painting & Modeling, Harold Walsby. Experiment is the key-note of these week-ends. We all work together, jointly exploring new ways of expressing ourselves and gaining new appreciation of the possibilities of our medium. Previous experience is quite unnecessary. The only qualification needed is the urge to paint. […] October 9-12: Is Democracy Enough?, Harold Walsby. The point is, not how we think Democracy ought to develop, but how in fact it is developing and changing. Not until we have a deeper insight into this latter, and its internal mechanisms and limitations can we really usefully frame how we think democracy ought to change. For unless what we think ‘ought to be the case’ is based on, and ‘geared in’ with, what ‘actually is the case,’ our hopes, wishes and fears concerning man’s future are likely to be nothing more than empty dreams.”

Report on Activities of the Social Science Association in 1952 and 1953. Peter Rollings. 18 October [1953]. Manuscript, four pages.

SSA Progress Report 6. [London: Social Science Association] 3 November 1953. Circular, one page. One page of manuscript extant.

Third Anniversary Tea Party. [Ipsden:] Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. 15 November 1953. Handbill, two pages. Addressed to John Rowan.

To All “Members,” “Supporters,” Sympathisers, Etc. of the “Social Science Association.” London. P. J. Rollings. December 1953. Handbill, one page. “From 7:30 pm on Friday, December 3rd, and again on Friday, December 17th, I shall make a point of being at home […] If there are a few people wishing to maintain some kind of organizsed link in the group, I shall [be] only too pleased to see them on either of those evenings. […] If there is no response by 11 pm on December 17th, I shall offer myself my own resignation, and the SSA, if it still exists, will then cease to do so.”

Social Science Association Report of Meetings Between Franklin, Rollings and Tatham, 29 December 1952 and 2 January 1953. Two manuscripts, four pages total. “While to some extent the group’s failure so far to make permanent headway can be explained by external causes, more important for our attention are its serious internal defects. These, in our view, are mainly twofold. First, members’ approach to common problems has been consistently lacking in practical scientific discipline. […] [The group’s second main internal defect] is the lack of a clear, conscious and defined sense of dedication.”

The S.S.A. and its Case – S.P.G.B. Questions Answered. Handbill, circa 1955. “The supposed soundness of your case and your hope for its success a hundred years from now will not save you from Mosley’s minions in 1955.”

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