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Central Labour College Archives

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 WEA Central Labour College
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections at London Metropolitan University
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Full title: Central Labour College Archives
Date(s): 1909-1918
Level of description: Sub-fonds of WEA Collection
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Extent: 1 volume and 1 file
Name of creator(s): Central Labour College


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Central Labour College was established in 1909 following a strike at Ruskin College, Oxford. It was in opposition to Ruskin College and had the proclaimed aim of providing "an organisation for the training of workers for the organised labour movement controlled democratically by the representatives of organised workers". It ceased to exist in 1918.


Scope and content/abstract:

Archives of the Central Labour College comprising minute book, 1909-1918, and legal papers relating to a dispute between the warden and the Governors, 1918.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As indicated in Scope and content above

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

Finding aids:

Lists available from the TUC Library.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the Workers Education Association by W. Lowth

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to University of North London TUC Library with the WEA Collection in 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University of North London TUC Library Collections and WEA Collection

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Janet Foster 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:
December, 2000

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