Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers

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This material is held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
Reference Number(s)GB 152 GB 152 MSS.78/ASW
Dates of Creation 1915-1971
Language of Material English.
Physical Description [ not recorded ]

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1915-68; cash books, 1949-64; reports, 1921-71; rulebooks, 1921-65; large series of 'copy out-letters', some correspondence and subject files, 1916-67.

Administrative / Biographical History

The society was formed in 1921 from the General Union of Carpenters and Joiners and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners. In 1970 it merged with the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators. Later in the same year the society was joined by the Association of Building Technicians. In 1971 the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators joined the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers to form the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians.

Reference: T.J. Connelly, The woodworkers, 1860-1960. Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, 1960

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Custodial History

Acquisition Information

The Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. Authority files exist for the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (GB 152 AAR436) and the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators (GBR 0152 AAR432). A large series of out-letter files forms part of the deposit and these have been indexed fairly comprehensively.

The records of the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers' Birmingham (MSS.126/VB/6/ASW) , London (MSS.170) and Uxbridge (MSS.170) branches are also held in the Centre.

Preferred Citation

Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (MSS.78/ASW), Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick

Subjects

Woodworkers Labor unions Great Britain

Corporate Names

Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers
General Union of Carpenters and Joiners
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and Decorators
Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians

Cataloguing Info

Title Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers 1915-71
Author Catalogued by Alistair Tough and Richard Storey, October 1980
Publication Modern Records Centre
University of Warwick Library , Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK , Telephone: +44 (0)1203 524219 , Fax: +44 (0)1203 572988 , Email: archives@warwick.ac.uk , URL: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/index.shtml ,
Creation Finding aid encoded manually by Alan Crookham, January 1999.
Revisions
16 June 2005
  • Catalogue record converted to EAD2002, May 2005.