Papers of Richard Croucher, labour historian (on William Henry Stokes)

Scope and Content

William Stokes' notes on lectures, 1920-1; National Minority Movement, minutes, 1925; minutes and correspondence re: war-time production in the Midlands, 1940-1944; Midland Regional Board minutes, 1939-1945; subject files of G.B. King, Regional Controller, Ministry of Production, 1943-1945; William Stokes, personal miscellanea, 1950-4; file re: Coventry Toolroom dispute, 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Croucher is a labour historian, as well as being a Workers Educational Association organiser, in Milton Keynes. This collection derives from his research, and the majority of it concerns William Henry Stokes (1894-1978), AEU divisional organiser from 1937 and a member of the Iron and Steel Corporation from 1950.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited with the Centre by Richard Croucher in 1978.

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

Papers of William Henry Stokes (MSS.289).