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

National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union: Tolpuddle Branch


IDENTITY STATEMENT

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

Date(s): 1917-1953

Level of description: Collection (Fonds)

Extent: 1 volume

Name of creator(s): National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union
National Union of Agricultural Workers

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

CONTENT

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

System of arrangement:

Single volume

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:

Transferred to TUC Library Collections at the University of North London, 1998.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Trade unions | Labour relations
Agriculture

Personal names

Corporate names
National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union
National Union of Agricultural Workers

Places
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Tolpuddle | Dorset | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe