Annual reports, 1979 - 1982; minutes of: Council, 1876 - 1944, 1952 - 1983; committees, 1899 - 1910, 1921 - 1922; joint meetings with Aberdeen Labour Party, 1936 - 1937; Grampian Federation of Trades Councils (including inaugural meeting), 1973 - 1979; Aberdeen Trades and Labour Council (Unemployment Association), 1934 - 1941.
Records of Aberdeen Trades Council
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Administrative / Biographical History
Aberdeen Trades Council was established in 1868. Its formation at this time was prompted by the effects of the great strike of 1868, and achieved largely through the efforts of the Aberdeen branches of the Associated Carpenters and Joiners of Scotland, and the Operative Masons' and Granite Workers' Union. The Council assumed responsibility for organising the annual summer holiday for the Aberdeen trades, and from the outset, took an active role in both trade and municipal matters within the city. A full account of the Council's establishment and its first seventy years is given in William Diack's A history of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939).
Arranged by record type, and chronologically therein
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Deposited in the University in 1957, by Aberdeen Trades Council. Additional deposits in 1967 and 1983.
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