The papers of the National Union of County Officers and the Hospital and Welfare Services Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Council and other minutes, 1929-45; minutes of Hospital and Welfare Services Union London Area, minutes, 1933-1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of County Officers was formed in 1930 from the Poor Law Officers' Union. It became the Hospital and Welfare Services Union in 1943. In 1946 the union merged with the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

Reference: M. Carpenter, All for one.Banstead : COHSE, 1980.

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class/. It is compatible with  ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The initial deposit was made by COHSE in October 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1993.

Other Finding Aids

This archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in electronic format http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/229nu.htm, in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority files exist for the Hospital and Welfare Services Union (GB 152 AAR1166) and its predecessors: the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union (GB 152 AAR1169); the Poor Law Officers' Union (GB 152 AAR1168); and the National Union of County Officers (GB 152 AAR1167).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the archives of the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union and the Poor Law Officers' Union http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/229pl.htm The Centre also holds the archives of COHSE's other predecessor unions (MSS.229) and its successor, UNISON (MSS.389).