Papers of the Disablement Income Group

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers include both minutes, correspondence and publicity files from the Coventry Branch of the Disablement Income Group along with duplicated minutes and circulars from the Disablement Income Group National Executive Council. There are also files of correspondence with Coventry Social Services and other groups and societies and publications issued by DIG and other bodies.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Disablement Income Group (DIG) was founded in 1965 to campaign for economic justice for the disabled and chronic sick.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the files are closed. Please contact the Centre for further details.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Coventry branch of the Disablement Income Group in 1975.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A more detailed finding aid in paper format is available at the National Register of Archives in London, in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources and in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the Disablement Income Group (GB 152 AAR 1968).

Conditions Governing Use

Written permission is required for published direct quotation from the collection.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

See also the papers of Dr Fred Reid (MSS.99) held at the Centre. Dr Reid was a member of the Coventry branch of DIG, a member of the DIG ' s National Executive Committee, and an employee of the University of Warwick.

The Papers of the Disablement Income Group Huddersfield branch, West Yorkshire, 1967-75 are held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees.

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