Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Rules, 1890-1; financial report, 1890.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of Scotland was founded in 1872 and amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 1892.

Reference: P.S. Bagwell, The railwaymen. History of the National Union of Railwaymen.George Allen and Unwin, 1963 and P.S. Bagwell, The railwaymen. Volume 2 : Beeching era and after.George Allen and Unwin, 1982.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

From I. MacDougall (ed.) Labour records in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1978) it is evident that a significant portion of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of Scotland archive has been preserved in the Webb Collection at the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1039).

Custodial History

The papers form part of the archive of the National Union of Railwaymen. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in April 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Union of Railwaymen (MSS.127/NU) .