Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association

Scope and Content

Reports, notes and proceedings of local and works conferences at various companies, 1913, 1940-1983; printed proceedings of special conferences between the Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation (later the Engineering Employers' Federation) and various unions, 1934-1964; minutes of the Works Safety Officers' Committee, 1938-1971; files relating to the participation of Alfred Herbert Ltd., Coventry, in the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association, 1909-1929; lists of local, national and Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians' / Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs' conferences, 1913-1971; file of agreements, 1913-1958; papers relating to wage rates in Coventry, Warwick and Leamington Spa, 1940s-1960s; papers relating to the Coventry Toolroom Agreement of 1941 and the Coventry Toolroom Dispute of 1971, 1940-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association was founded in December 1907. It merged with the West Midlands Engineering Employers' Association (MSS.265) in 1984. The West Midlands Association now forms the largest of the Engineering Employers' Federation's thirteen regional Associations, with over 1200 companies in its membership.


The collection is arranged by order of deposit (MSS.66, 66B, 66C ... 66K)

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

The archive has been deposited with the Centre by the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association and its successor, the West Midlands Engineering Employers' Association, from October 1974. The last deposit was made in July 1995.

Other Finding Aids

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.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The minutes of the Association's Executive Committee/Management Board from 1915, together with some other miscellaneous records, are kept at the headquarters of EEF West Midlands. Written application to see them should be addressed to: the Chief Executive, EEF West Midlands, St. James House, Frederick Road, Edgbaston Birmingham, B15 1JJ. A descriptive note on these records, made in 1974, is kept at the Modern Records Centre in its archive inspections' lists.

The Centre also holds the papers of the West Midlands Engineering Employers' Association (MSS.265); the Engineering Employers' Federation (MSS.237); the Engineering Employers' East Midlands Association (MSS.288); and those of many of their predecessor organisations.