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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Labour Movement


Berkshire Record Office

  • Reading Trade Union Council: records 1974-2016 (D/EX2767)
  • Transport and General Workers' Union: Windsor Safari Park Dispute records 1977-1978 (D/EX2785acc10614)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Billesley Labour Party: records 20th cent (MS 4957 (2019/017))

Coventry Archives

  • Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers, Coventry Branch: ledger (1) containing payments made by individual traders to the union 1919-1975 (Acc: PA3380)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers: Barrow Branch: minute books; proposition form books, clearance forms and carpenters and joiners particulars 1889-1937 (BDSO 168)

Durham County Record Office

  • Brandon and Byshottles Cooperative Society: minutes of quarterly, committee and special meetings 1913-1916 (D/X 2188)

Northumberland Archives

  • Robert Elliot (fl1920-1985), Communist councillor of Blyth, and political commissar in the International Brigade: papers c1920-1985 (NRO 12045)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Sheffield Socialist Choir: minutes, annual reports and accounts, corresp, photographs, promotional items, song sheets and programmes 1988-2018 (X848)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • National Union of Sheet Metalworkers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers: records incl minutes, statements of expenses, correspondence, members contribution books, members applications, members personal details, assorted national rule books, TUC guides, handbooks, conference minutes 1914-1985 (2576)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • National Branch of Co-operators, Springfield branch: records incl minutes, standing orders, photographs 1946-2008 (5880)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Kidderminster Cooperative Society: minute of quarterly meetings 1914-1947 (16325)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Gallacher Memorial Library, Glasgow: archive 1880-2010 (Acc.14114)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Florence Beetlestone (b1943), lecturer in early years education and Labour Party member: Correspondence, minutes, agendas, press cuttings and ephemera relating to Edmonton Labour Party, the National Policy Forum and various election campaigns 1988-2004 (BEETLESTONE)
  • Bethnal Green and Stepney Trades Council: records, minutes, ephemera, campaign materials 1954-1987 (BGSTC)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Manchester Mirror Pensioners Action Group: papers rel to the Mirror Group pension funds incl the campaign for justice for the pensioners affected 1980-1997 (ORG/MMPAG)
  • Ernie Roberts, (1912-1994), MP and trade union official: papers rel to political activity, in the Labour party and as a trade unionist 1934-1997 (PP/ROBERTSE)
  • Mick Jenkins, (1904-1992), communist and activist: personal papers mainly rel to Communist activities; also incl his autobiography 1925-1992 (PP/JENKINSM)
  • Roberts-Arundel Strike Committee: records rel to strike of 1965-1968 at Roberts Arundel in Stockport 1965-1971 (EVT/ROBERTS)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Transport & General Workers Union, Grampian Transport/First Aberdeen branch: records 1930s-2000s (912)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • University and College Union, University of Bristol: materials collected during the UCU industrial action February-March 2018 rel to a dispute over pensions 2018 (DM2888)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Mary Brooksbank (1897-1978), Scottish mill worker, socialist, trade unionist and songwriter: correspondence, draft memoir chapters, music and lyric notes and audio recording c1968-1974 (ACC2019/1098)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Catholic Social Workers Guild: minutes, correspondence, administrative papers and newsletters 1958-2018 (D19)

London University: Queen Mary University of London

  • Salo Kesten (fl1959-2019), National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers branch adminstrator: members subscription account book and correspondence 1959-1987 (SK)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Roger Undy (b1938), industrial relations scholar and academic: research papers on trade union mergers and industrial relations 1980-2016 (UND)