Parliamentary and General Purpose Committee minutes, 1919-1931; Finance Committee minutes, 1919-1934; Executive Committee minutes, 1918-1934.
Papers of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 MSS.365/NFI
- Dates of Creation1919-1934
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 series
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Scope and Content
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).
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.
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.
Further deposits are expected.