The collection of labour history records in the UK

Storey, Richard
March 1992
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring92, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses developments in labor archives in the Great Britain. Foremost among them was the accelerating trend towards union mergers. These developments represented both threats opportunities, as they now occurred in a context in which the deposit of trade union records was an accepted practice. In addition, the transfer of engagements of a smaller to a larger union can make research access easier under the new regime. The deposit of the contents of the TUC Registry 1920-1960 in the Modern Records Centre between 1987 and 1991 had opened up to research a major source, previously less accessible to researchers as part of an ongoing registry system than in its new situation as an archive deposit. A fourth major development identified by the speaker was the re-establishment of the National Museum of Labor History in Manchester, England.


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