This collection includes: correspondence, 1919-1941; publications by Hodgkinson and others, 1950-1987; tape recordings of interviews given by Hodgkinson, 1972-(1976).
Papers of George Edward Hodgkinson (1893-1986), trade unionist and Labour politican
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Hodgkinson (1893-1986) was born in Nottingham and moved to Coventry in 1914, working at Daimler, where he became a pioneer shop steward. After studying at Oxford during 1919-20, he became a full-time Labour Party agent in 1923, and was subsequently councillor, mayor and alderman, remaining active in civic affairs to the end of his life. He published his autobiography, 'Sent to Coventry', in 1970, and selected extracts from his correspondence to his wife, whilst studying at Ruskin College, were published as 'A Shop Steward at Oxford' (1980).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
The collection was donated to the Centre in 1974. Tape recorded interviews with Hodgkinson were added in November 1976 and letters written by Hodgkinson to his wife, from Ruskin College, Oxford, in March 1980.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/GEH
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
The deposits have been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.