Amalgamated Society of Operative Lacemakers

Scope and Content

Rules, 1889; reports and statement of accounts of the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lacemakers, 1900-1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers was formed in 1874 as an amalgamation of the Curtain Lace Trade Society, the Levers Lace Trade Society and the Plain Net Trade Society. It amalgamated with the Auxiliary Society of Male Lace Workers and the Female Lace Workers Society to form the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers in June 1933. Reference: Quarterly and half-yearly reports from collection; Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions (Volume 4. Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1994.).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

MSS.471 was transferred from the University Library (old ref: 41T). Accession 597 was deposited by Community, the successor trade union, in 2007.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Branch records for Nottingham, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Ilkeston and Beeston, are held at Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections.