Reference code(s): GB 1924 Beard
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
Title: BEARD, Wilfred Blackwell (1891-1967)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Beard | Wilfred Blackwell | 1891-1967 | trade unionist
Wilfred Blackwell Beard: born Manchester, Jan 1891; educated at Ardwick Higher Grade School, Manchester and Manchester School of Technology; worked as apprentice and journeyman pattern maker in Manchester, Bradford and Newcastle; joined United Patternmakers' Association (UPA), 1912; full-time area official, United Patternmakers' Association, Lancashire and Cheshire, 1929-1941; General Secretary, UPA, 1912-1966; Member, Trades Union Congress (TUC) General Council, 1947-1967 (Chairman 1955-1956, Vice-Chairman, 1956-1957); Chairman, TUC Educational Committee and Educational Trust, 1950-1967; President, Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, 1958-1959 . Died Dec 1967.
Scope and content/abstract:
Typescript of unpublished autobiography of Wilfred Blackwell Beard, titled Along This Way, written c1966-1967, and covering his early life and education in Manchester, his work as an apprentice and journeyman patternmaker in Manchester, Stockport, Bradford and Newcastle, c1905-1929; his membership of the United Patternmakers' Association, from 1912, and his work as a full time Union Official from 1929-1966; and his membership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) General Council, 1947-1967, particularly his year as Chairman of the TUC, 1955-1956.
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:
The papers were transferred to the TUC Library Collections in the University of North London by the TUC in 1998
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Existence and location of copies:
Archivist's note: Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Who Was Who, Vol. VI, 1961-1970.
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