Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Labour Movement


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Women Against Pit Closures: papers c1980-1989 (A/3570/G, A/3590/G, A3591/G)
  • Unnamed journalism student: photographs and records from Grimethorpe Pit Camp 1985 (A/3569/Z)

Bath Record Office

  • National and Local Government Officers Association, Bath branch: minutes 1927-1963 (1075)

Cornwall Record Office

  • National Union of Railwaymen, Truro Permanentway Section Local District Council D: minutes and papers 1969-1993 (AD2291)

Coventry History Centre

  • Womens Co-operative Guild, Coventry branch: minutes mid 20th cent (Acc PA3019)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • UNISON, Derbyshire branch: records incl accounts 1984-2014 (D7795)
  • Andre and Phyllis Bradley of Barlborough: personal papers rel to 1984-1985 Miners' Strike and its aftermath, incl letters to and from Mr Bradly during his imprisonment, Mrs Bradley's diary, legal papers and ephemera c1980-1989 (D7701)

Dorset History Centre

  • UNISON, Dorset branch: records of centenary celebrations, speeches and songs 2014 (D/UNS)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham County Colliery Enginemen's, Boilerminders' and Firemen's Association, Bearpark branch: branch minutes 1948-1968 (D/X 1969)
  • 'The Last Coals of Spring': poems, stories and songs by the women of Easington Colliery dealing with the Miners' Strike 1985 (D/X 1971)
  • Photographs of Easington Colliery and the police during the Miners' Strike 1985 (D/Ph 481)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • National Association of Local Government Officers, Goole branch (retired section): notebook and minutes 1984-1993 (DDX2000)

Essex Record Office

  • Workers Educational Association, Bocking branch: records incl minutes and accounts and corresp rel to branch closure 1951-2007 (A13878)
  • Workers Educational Association, Hatfield branch: minutes 1971-2004 (A13878)
  • Records incl minutes rel to the North Weald Davis Club, Harlow TUC, National Association of Local Government Officers, Harlow Development Corporation, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Engineering Section) Division No. 21 and Bishops Stortford and Harlow District Committee (compiled for biography of Leah Manning) 1930-2005 (A13957)

Glamorgan Archives

  • William Croad (fl 1984-1985), Senior Manager of Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl: diary rel to a coal strike 1984-1985 (D1174)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Transport and General Workers Union: records incl publications, photographs, video of Union rally 2001-2003 (XD120, XSF76, XS4518)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Eastleigh and District Co-operative Society: minute books and ledgers 1894-1959 (87A14)

Lambeth Archives

  • Carlton Mansions Housing Co-operative and Lambeth Federation of Housing Cooperatives: records rel to temporary housing and squatting organisations in Lambeth c1980-2014 (ARC/2014/10)

Lancashire Archives

  • Amalgamated Textile Warehousemen, Preston and District branch: additional records incl contribution books and membership register 1909-1969 (DDX 1142)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Workers Educational Association, Lincolnshire branch: records incl minutes, accounts and corresp 1943-2014 (MISC DEP 717)

Norfolk Record Office

  • National Union of Railwaymen, Great Yarmouth branch: minutes 1935-1955 (ACC 2014/195)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Cowling Co-operative Society: records including minutes, report and balance sheets c1883-1950 (Z.1452)

Northumberland Archives

  • Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, Northumberland (Tyne and Blyth) branch: account books 1943-1975 (NRO 10638)
  • Northumberland Miners' Picnic: posters 1990-2004 (NRO 10693)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • National and Local Government Officers Association, Oldham branch: records c1900-2000 (2015/38)

Peterborough Archives

  • General Municipal Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union, Peterborough region: contribution books and other papers 1960-1982 (Acc 2014/1)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Co-operative Society: additional records 1860-2014 (4041)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Shelton Bar Action Committee, campaign against works closure, Stoke-on-Trent: records 1974 (SD 1683)

Teesside Archives

  • Syd Clay (fl 1950-2010), union official, Communist Party member: records rel to Teesside Pensioners Association and to time as union official and Communist Party member c1950-2009 (Acc 7403)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Womens Co-operative Guild, Warwickshire branch: membership and account records with corresp 20th cent (CR4687)

Watt Library Archives

  • United Society of Boilermakers and Iron and Steel Shipbuilders, Greenock branch: superannuation and sick benefit book 1942-1961 (CS83)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • National Amalgamated Society of Operative House and Ship Painters and Decorators, Shipley branch: minutes and register of members 1899-1951 (WYB658)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Womens Co-operative Guild, Wakefield branch: records incl papers for committee meetings, evergreen remembrance book, address book, handbooks, songbooks and general rules 1908-1985 (WYW1816)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ian Macdougall (b 1933), social historian and author: papers c1990-2013 (Acc.13548)
  • Scottish Working People's History Trust: records 1990-2013 (Acc.13547)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Honno Welsh Women's Press, co-operative publishing company, Aberystwyth: records, incl minutes, accounts and corresp c1986-2014 (Papurau Honno Papers)


Working Class Movement Library

  • John Blears Smethurst (1934-2010), campaigner and founder trustee of the Working Class Movement Library: papers, largely rel to the cooperative movement (Acc 220)
  • Papers, photographs and written account of Salford Electrical Instruments equal pay strike by Margaret Moxon, campaigner 1973 (Acc 222)


Brunel University Library

  • Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies: collection of manuscript and typescript memoirs of working class people gathered for the publication 'The Autobiography of the Working Class' 1790-1945 (BURN)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • James Peters Cornford (1935-2011), academic and social reformer: personal and political papers c1960-1999 (CNFD)

Cardiff University

  • Undeb Cenedlaethaol Athrawon Cymru: papers incl records rel to annual conference, national executive, branches and sections 1937-1993 (340)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Womens Co-operative Guild: additional corresp, officials lists, membership records, reports, financial records, subject and campaign files 20th cent (U DCW)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Ken Jones (fl 1993-2010), professor of education: papers rel to the Socialist Teachers Alliance, oral history transcripts, seminar papers 1970-1999 (DC/10/14)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Jean McCrindle (fl 1970-2015), feminist, activist and author: additional papers rel to Women Against Pit Closures incl minutes, accounts, administrative papers, corresp and newsletters, and personal records rel to the coal strike c1980-1999 (7JMC)

London University: Senate House Library

  • First World War era suppressed leaflets and pamphlets incl those written by Clifford Allen and Fenner Brockway, The Tribunal, Union of Democratic Control, No Conscription Fellowship, with pacifist leaflets 1913-1923 (MS1152)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers: photographs, incl rel to successor bodies 20th cent (DX 2128)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Initiatives of Change, social moral improvement organisation: records incl corresp, publications, press cuttings and photographs c1908-2014 (9735)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Swansea Valley Miners' Appeal Fund: financial records and corresp rel to the Gleision Pit disaster 2011-2012 (2014/19)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Kenneth William Wedderburn (1927-2012), Baron Wedderburn, industrial lawyer and politician: working papers rel to labour law, the Trades Union Congress and industrial relations legislation 20th-21st cent (Acc 972)
  • Amalgamated Engineering Union: minute books, annual reports and journals c1920-1989 (Acc 1010)
  • Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union: minute books, annual reports and journals c1920-1989 (Acc 1010)
  • Electrical Trades Union: minute books, annual reports and journals c1920-1989 (Acc 1010)
  • National Society of Coppersmiths, Braziers and Metal Workers: additional records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • National Union of Scalemakers: additional records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers: additional records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers: additional records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • National Union of Foundry Workers: minute books, annual reports and journals c1920-1989 (Acc 1010)
  • National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants, Daily Mail chapels: minute books 1907-1943 (Acc 1027)
  • National Union of Public Employees: additional papers of committees and executive council, with papers rel to merge to form UNISON c1980-1999 (Acc 984)
  • Public and Commercial Services Union: national executive and committee papers 20th-21st cent (Acc 1008)
  • Transport and General Workers Union: material rel to the food and agriculture sector and from the Region 1 headquarters at Woodberry 20th-21st cent (Acc 964)
  • United Pattern Makers Association: records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • United Commercial Travellers Association: additional records 20th cent (Acc 1018)
  • Wolverhampton Operative Tin-Plate Workers' Society: proposition book for annual general meetings and committee meetings 1846-1866 (WOT)