Amalgamated Society of Decorative Glass Workers

Scope and Content

Annual Report and Balance Sheets, 1879-1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

By 1897 the Amalgamated Society of Glass Painters, Embossers, Fret, Lead Glaziers and Cutters had changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Decorative Glass Workers of the United Kingdom. Their sub-title was comprising glass painters, writers, embossers, fret lead glaziers, and cutters. It adopted the name of the National Society of Decorative Glass Workers in 1919.Reference: Introduction to the catalogue of the Sign and Display Trades Union archive, Modern Records Centre (GB 0152 106); Annual reports from collection; Arthur Marsh & Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions,Vol. 3 Gower: Aldershot, 1987.

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 the Unversity Library (Old Ref: 41T).

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Appraisal Information

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