Miscellaneous Trade Union literature

Scope and Content

A small collection of ephemeral printed papers, mostly issues of periodicals and reports, viz. Aberdeen Clarion, 1966; Labour Research , 1950 - 1951; Trades Union Congress conference reports, 1946 - 1955 (incomplete); admission cards to public meetings held by ?Aberdeen Committee for Spanish Relief or ?International Brigade Wounded and Dependants' Aid Committee, 1938 - 1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection of printed papers was created to provide a 'home' for ephemeral trade union and related literature, which is of historical interest, but cannot be related by provenance to any particular individual or organisation.


Listed as received

Access Information

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University between 1967 and 1972, probably with other trade union records received during this period, but not assigned to any particular union.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen. Contents of this list are searchable on-line at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/collects/stiqcgi/prelim01.html , via the Historic Collections database.

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk ) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures


No accruals expected

Related Material

GB 231 MS 2664: Communist Party literature, 1891 - 1959 GB 231 MS 3069: Communist Party literature, 1920s - 1965

GB 231 MS 2270: Records of Aberdeen Trades Council, 1876 - 1955 GB 231 MS 2677: Records of Wick and District Trades Council, 1944 - 1967 GB 231 MS 2663: Records of Aberdeen City Labour Party, 1947 - 1959

GB 231 MS 2640 - 2700; GB 231 MS 2879; GB 231 MS 2880; GB 231 MS 2984: Deposits of nineteenth and twentieth century records concerning Trade Union branches in Aberdeen and north-east Scotland.


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