Minutes, 1930-60; conference proceedings, 1932-42; Newcastle upon Tyne branch minutes, 1924-31.
Sheet Iron and Light Plate Workers' Society
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 SIL
- Dates of Creation1924-1960
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Sheet Iron Workers', Light Platers' and Ships' Range Makers' Society was founded in Glasgow in 1900. At some time after 1909 it was renamed the Sheet Iron and Light Plate Workers' Society. In 1950 this merged with the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers, which in turn became the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Coppersmiths in 1959.
Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers( Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constitutent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This archive was transferred to the Modern Records Centre from the National Museum of Labour History in October 1989 and April 1990.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/SIL
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.