Jack Keiser Papers
Date range: 1931-93.
Jack Keiser (1915 - 2001) combined a career in the engineering industry with active participation in the lay ministry.
He was involved in the Student Christian Movement and the Industrial Mission Association.
He was licensed as a lay reader in the Church of England in 1951 and he joined the staff of the William Temple College and Foundation in 1969.
The collection contains Keiser’s personal papers, which comprise diaries, travel notes, correspondence, texts of sermons and talks, and a typescript autobiography.
There are also papers relating to the Student Christian Movement, the Industrial Mission Association, the William Temple College and Foundation (q.v.), the World Council of Churches, the British Council of Churches and the Fabian Society.
These include newsletters, annual reports, publications and publicity materials, and runs of periodicals such as Student World, Ecumenical Review and Frontier.
The collection is of interest to students of social history, the lay ministry, industrial missions and the Christian socialist movement.