Minutes, 1971-74; balance sheets and bank statements, 1972-4; correspondence, subject, and legal case files; correspondence of Head Office with branches, including that of Wales, [?1970s]; some London branch records; research papers of Clifford Allum.
Papers of the Union of Bookmakers' Employees
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Union of Bookmakers' Employees was founded in 1939 but suspended its activities during the Second World War. It reformed in 1946. In 1971 it transferred its engagements to the Transport and General Workers' Union.
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 1 (Farnborough : Gower, 1980).
The archive forms part of the Transport and General Workers' Union archive (MSS.126).
The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).
Conditions Governing Access
Prior written permission to consult the archive is required. Researchers should apply to the Mr R Collins, Assistant General Secretary, TGWU, Transport House, 128 Theobald' Road, London WC1X 8TN. This restriction does not apply to Clifford Allum's research papers, which are open without prior permission.
This collection was deposited in the Centre in May and June 1981. The deposit of three boxes of head office records was made by Mr G Sawford, the union's former general secretary, via Clifford Allum.
Other Finding Aids
The collection was catalogued by Susan Edwards in May 1981. A copy of this catalogue is available 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.
An authority record exists for the Union of Bookmakers' Employees (GB 152 AAR0361).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.
Clifford Allum wrote an MA dissertation on the growth of trade unionism within the bookmaking industry, based on the archive (University of Warwick, 1974).