Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Labour Movement


Brent Archives

  • Photographic collection rel to the Grunwick Strike protest 1977 (ACC/2020/12)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Marjorie Calow (1932-2016), analytical chemist, feminist and trade unionist: correspondence, photographs and papers rel to campaign and occupational activities c1910-2016 (D2190)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen: Hereford Branch records 1915-1958 (DE56)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Great Grimsby Coal Workers' Protective Society: minute books of protective societies and trade unions 1904-1957 (1523)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Wool Shear Makers', Grinders and Benders' Union, Sheffield: subscription books and papers 1891-1926 (X908)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • Research collection of photographs, rel to the history of the Labour movement in Southwark, incl images of trade unionism, workers, unemployment, trades councils, protests, strikes 1870-1970 (2020/2)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Laurence Anstice Pavitt (1914-1989), politician and co-operative movement activist: papers 1933-1990 (PAVITT)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Ceramic and Allied Trade Union: material rel to the Pilkington strike and pottery workers nd
  • Dave Harker, (fl 1970s), trade unionist: papers rel to the Shrewsbury pickets dispute nd


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Patricia Hope Hewitt (b1948), Labour Party politician: personal papers and correspondence 1970-2000 (HWTT, Acc 2140)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Barry Johnson (1931-2020), trade unionist: collected photographs, research papers and campaign materials rel to his involvement in the East Midlands District of the Communist Party, elections in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, and the 1978 Evening Post Dispute 1930s-2000s (MS 1037)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Walter Kendall (1929-2003), activist in shop-workers union USDAW, pioneer of the Voice group of newspapers, historian of the labour movement: collection incl books, pamphlets and magazines; covers socialist, Marxist and communist as well as many union publications 1900-2000 (SxMs202)
  • Birnstingl-Carr family, middle class socialists: collection of documents rel to socialism and pacifism, incl magazines, political pamphlets, letters and personal diaries, political pamphlets, a collection of war cartoons, war postcards (blank), letters written from soliders in the First World War, and a memoir early 20th cent (SxMs205)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Bryan Rees (b1951), socialist and trade unionist: Trotskyist, rank and file, and other left-wing journals, pamphlets and ephemera 1960s-1980s (1349)
  • Prudential Staff Federation, later the Prudential Staff Union, and National Union of Insurance Workers: Prudential Staff Gazette; video recordings of NUIW conference proceedings 1910-1994 (1352)
  • Professor Duncan Gallie (fl1959-1993), academic: French trade union records assembled for research purposes 1959-1993 (1376)