Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Series 1 - Annual reports, 1868-1931
  • Series 2 - Letter book, court case transcript, contribution card and deeds and agreements.
  • Series 3 - Branch records including Ipswich branch, Kettering branch, Norwich branch and London district records
  • Series 4 - Rule books, 1922-1923

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative history: The Amalgamated Society of Journeymen Tailors was formed in 1868 from an amalgamation between the Manchester Society of Tailors and the London Operative Tailors Protective Association and several other unions. In 1894 it changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Tailors. In 1900 a female section was set up and the union changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses. In 1932 it merged with the Tailors and Garment Workers Union to form the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.Administrative history: The Amalgamated Society of Journeymen Tailors was formed in 1868 from an amalgamation between the Manchester Society of Tailors and the London Operative Tailors Protective Association and several other unions. In 1894 it changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Tailors. In 1900 a female section was set up and the union changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses. In 1932 it merged with the Tailors and Garment Workers Union to form the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some of the material is fragile.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued as part of the HLF project 'The past meets the present'

Related Material

Other records available at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library, GB 0152 MSS.192/ST, Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses 1880-1911 - Annual reports, 1880-1, 1892-7, 1904-11.