Reference code(s): GB 1924 Tolpuddle
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
Title: National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union: Tolpuddle Branch
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union
National Union of Agricultural Workers
The Union was founded in 1906 as the Eastern Counties Agricultural Labourers and Smallholders Union. Its objects were to enable the agricultural labourer to secure 'proper representation on all local bodies...protection from political persecution and better conditions of living', and by 1910 it had 4000 members. In 1912 the name was changed to the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union. It had 180,000 members by 1920 and the name was changed yet again, to the National Union of Agricultural Workers. It became the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers (NUAAW) in 1968 in recognition of its interest in industries ancillary to agriculture. In 1981 the NUAAW amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers Union.
Scope and content/abstract:
Minute book of the Tolpuddle Branch of the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union (later the National Union of Agricultural Workers), 1917-1953
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
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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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Transferred to TUC Library Collections at the University of North London, 1998.
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Archivist's note: Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Historical Directory of Trade Unions, Volume 2 by Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, (1980).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002