Overall Manufacturers' Association of Great Britain

Scope and Content

Includes: Council minutes, 1954-1979 (incomplete), lists of members, 1974; correspondence, 1964-1983; annual reports, 1946-1981 (incomplete); publications, 1977-1983.

The collection forms part of the archive of the British Clothing Industry Association (MSS.222), in which the records of various predecessor and related organisations are contained.

Administrative / Biographical History

The OMA was formed in July 1940 for the furtherance of the interests of all firms engaged in the manufacturer of overalls and protective clothing. It became the Workwear Section of the British Clothing Industry Association on 1 January 1982.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited with the Modern Records Centre between 1981 and 1997 by the British Clothing Industry Association and forms part of its archive.

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

The records of similar associations can also be found within MSS.222.

There are permanent displays of workwear and protective clothing at the Science Museum, London, SW7, and at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire.