National Union of Mineworkers. Birch Coppice Branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copy minutes, 1948-59; accounts, 1941-55; legal documents; agreements, 1948-68.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Birch Coppice Branch formed part of the Warwickshire District of the Midlands Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.

The National Union of Mineworkers was formed in January 1945 as a result of the restructuring of the Mineworkers' Federation of Great Britain (founded as the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in 1890). The reorganisation resulted in the Federation's affiliated unions becoming districts of the new national union which now had a new legal and financial relationship with its constituent parts.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Alternative Form Available

The originals of the photocopies held in this deposit were returned to Birch Coppice Branch in July 1974.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The Centre also holds records relating to the National Union of Mineworkers in the papers of Lawrence Daly (MSS.302).

An authority file exists for the National Union of Mineworkers (GB 152 AAR1304).

Custodial History

The records were lent to the Modern Records Centre by N. Blower, secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers' Birch Coppice Branch, in May 1974 for photocopying. They were returned to the branch a month later.