Papers of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Parliamentary and General Purpose Committee minutes, 1919-1931; Finance Committee minutes, 1919-1934; Executive Committee minutes, 1918-1934.

Administrative / Biographical History

The pressures of the First World War, in which steel was a vital material for munitions and other instruments of war and so closely supervised by the government, brought about the formation, in 1918, of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers, bringing together the 40 or so associations and well over 400 companies. In 1934, as a condition of substantial tariff protection for the British industry, the government caused the industry to form a stronger central association, the British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF).

Reference: Ian Blakely OBE, A History of UK Steel Industry Associations  (http://www.uksteel.org.uk/history.htm).

Arrangement

The collection forms part of the British Steel Archive (MSS.365) and is currently uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Access

A 30 year closure rule applies to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre in a series of deposits from 1995-1999.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers (GB 152 AAR1894).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Papers of the British Iron and Steel Federation are located in the Modern Records Centre at (MSS.365BIS). Some papers of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers and the British Iron and Steel Federation remain with the UK Steel Association : Council mins, 1918-1967; General Meetings, 1919-1943; Executive Committee Mins, 1918-1967.

Papers of the Iron and Steel Board, the Iron and Steel Trades Employers Association and predecessors are located in the Modern Records Centre (MSS.365). Papers of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation are located in the Modern Records Centre at (MSS.036). Papers of the UK Steel Association and some predecessors are located in the Modern Records Centre at (MSS.383).