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

National Union of Domestic Workers


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 1924 Domestic Workers

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

Title: National Union of Domestic Workers

Date(s): 1938-1953

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 3 volumes

Name of creator(s): National Union of Domestic Workers

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Union of Domestic Workers was established on 29 June, 1938. It was administered by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Women's Officer, and never really operated as an independent union. The policy body was a Joint Board, with representatives from the TUC and lay members. The membership reached a peak of 805 in June 1939. The last meeting of the Joint Board was held in May 1953.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Financial records of the National Union of Domestic Workers, 1938-1953, comprising: Ledger and cash books (including branch accounts), 1938-1953; St John's Wood Branch, London, account book, 1938-1941.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Three volumes as described in scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

None

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:

Accruals:

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were transferred to the TUC Library Collections in the University of North London by the TUC in January 1998.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

Archivist's note: Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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: Mar 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Domestic workers | Workers | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Trade unions | Labour relations
Womens employment | Employment

Personal names

Corporate names
National Union of Domestic Workers

Places
St John's Wood | City of Westminster | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe