Reference code(s): GB 0372 GLOVER
Held at: Bishopsgate Institute
Title: GLOVER, Reg (1900-1977)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Glover | Reg | 1900-1977 | engineer and socialist
Born, Coventry, 1900; apprenticed to a pharmacist on leaving school; gave up his trade, joined engineering firm; after the war, he took an active part in the Labour movement, and following a period in the car industry he moved to Leicester where he became a machine knitting expert; this gave him the opportunity to travel widely in Europe, but he returned to Coventry in 1936 and became an aircraft fitter; after the Second World War, he became self-employed, but later went back to the engineering industry as an 'ideas man'; wrote on the Labour movement within the engineering industry, producing articles and pamphlets under the pseudonyms Reg Wright and Dwight Rayton, and a play entitled The Gaffer, describing a Coventry strike.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of engineer and socialist Reg H.Glover, 1962-1973, including typescript and handwritten drafts of the autobiography, Thimble Pie by Glover, n.d.; correspondence to and manuscripts by Glover regarding the Coventry 'Gang' System, the engineering trade, strikes and other matters, 1962-1973.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The collection is divided into two sections:
GLOVER/1: Thimble Pie
GLOVER/2: Other Papers
Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
Documents cannot be photocopied at present. Digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.
Handlist available; ADLIB catalogue
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Possibly deposited with the papers of Paul Derrick in the 1990s.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
The Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, holds papers of Reg Glover, c1970.
Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: 5 June 2006