Lawrence Daly Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

NUM files, 1946-74, mainly as a lay officer, 1946-63; private and political correspondence, 1944-79, including re CND and Scottish Plebiscite Appeal Fund; Fife Socialist League: minute book, 1957-60, correspondence and ephemera, 1957-62; diaries and notebooks, 1942-77; press cuttings, 1950-83.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1924, Lawrence Daly became noted for his work as a trade union leader and peace activist. He was General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, from 1968-84.

Reference: Chris Cook, Jane Leonard and Peter Leese, Sources in Contemporary British History 2: Individuals, (Longman, 1994)

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

The Centre also holds records relating to the National Union of Mineworkers (MSS.45). Authority files exist for Lawrence Daly (GB 152 AAR0812) and for the NUM (GBR 0152 AAR1304).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1989.

Personal Names