Progressive League. Archive, 1935-1963.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Progressive League was a literary and political group which
flourished in London from the 1930’s through the early 1960’s. Its
primary function was to sponsor readings and lectures and to provide a
meeting place for the literary and political minds of the time. These
lectures and readings were often loosely thematic and an emphasis was
placed on presenting differing views of an issue. The League was a
descendent of the similarly Promethean Society, and in 1957, it in turn
spawned the Contemporary Poetry and Music Circle which maintained its
activities through the early 1960’s.