Scottish National Plasterers' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive minutes, 1955-68; Glasgow district minutes, 1916-54 (incomplete); correspondence, 1896-1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

The union was founded in 1888 as an amalgamation of many local societies throughout Scotland under the name, the Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Federal Union. In 1939 it became the Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Protective and Benefit Federal Union and in 1945 the Scottish National Plasterers' Union. The union merged with the National Association of Operative Plasterers in 1967, one year before that union transferred engagements to the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 3. Aldershot : Gower, 1987.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Prior written permission to consult the archive is required. Researchers should apply to the Mr R. Scott, TGWU, Transport House, Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD.

Archivist's Note

The archive forms part of the larger Transport and General Workers' Union archive in the Centre and includes the records of the Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Federal Union/Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Protective and Benefit Federal Union Glasgow District. Authority files exist for the Scottish National Plasterers' Union (GB 152 AAR309), the Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Federal Union (GBR 0152 AAR311) and the Scottish National Operative Plasterers' Protective and Benefit Federal Union (GBR 0152 AAR310).

N.B. Records of the national union prior to 1955 are located in the National Library of Scotland.

Custodial History

As a predecessor of the Transport and General Workers' Union the initial deposit was made in 1976 by that union. Accruals to the deposit are listed under the entry for the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.126/TG) . The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan.