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Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

Nursing Printed Collection


Reference code(s): GB 1924 RT-RZ

Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

Title: Nursing Printed Collection

Date(s): 1940s - 1994

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 6 boxes

Name of creator(s): Various: collected by TUC Library


Administrative/Biographical history:

The TUC Library was established in 1922 and was based on the integrated collections of the TUC Parliamentary Committee, the Labour Party Information Bureau, and the Womens Trade Union League. It was run as a joint library with the Labour Party until the TUC moved to Congress House in 1956. The collection was developed for the use of the TUC and affiliated unions, but its specialisation has led to its parallel development as a major research library in the social sciences. In September 1996, the Collections moved to their new home in the London Metropolitan University. The Library includes several archives. The majority of these were held in the TUC Museum Collection and transferred to the University in 1998.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of pamphlets, journals and papers relating to nursing. Includes: Guild of Nurses Quarterly Review, 1940s; Recruitment of Nurses and Midwives to Training Institutions, 1945; The Association of Nurses, 1937; The Jewish Nurse in Palestine, 1947; Nurses Salaries Committee, 1940s; Government publications; International Labour Office Publications relating to employment and conditions; Queen's Nursing Institute annual reports. Also material relating to the Royal College of Nursing.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.

Finding aids:

A card index is available in the library.


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.


DESCRIPTION NOTES 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: Live Jan 2010

Midwifery | Nursing | Medical sciences
Women | Sex | Sex distribution
Women workers | Workers | Personnel | People by occupation | People

Personal names

Corporate names
Association of Nurses
Guild of Nurses
Queen's Nursing Institute
Royal College of Nursing x College of Nursing