Scottish Operative Tailors' and Tailoresses' Association, earlier the Scottish National Operative Tailors' Trade Protection and Benefit Society

Scope and Content

Half yearly reports and balance sheets.

Administrative / Biographical History

This society was a functioning organisation from 1865-1866, an earlier federal union having collapsed fifteen years earlier. The first women members were admitted in 1900, and in 1920 the society combined with the United Garment Workers Trade Union to form the Tailors and Garment Workers Trade Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan: 'Historical directory of trade unions', volume 4 (1994).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These papers were transferred from Warwick University Library.

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