Papers of Dr Amicia Young (later Amicia Holland) of the Association of Scientific Workers (ASW)

Scope and Content

This collection includes papers relating to the Association of Scientific Workers and scientists' protests against nuclear weapons.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Young was a prominent member of the Association of Scientific Workers (ASW). She was an active member of the the Central London branch, official historian of the union and apparently editor of its journal 'Scientific Worker'. Although she is not acknowledged in 'Scientific Worker' as the editor it is apparent from her papers that she acted as a photo-journalist for the journal. She was also active as a campaigner for disarmament and generally as a publicist and writer.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Most of these papers were included in a deposit made in January 1987 by the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS). The papers with references MSS.79/ASW/3/19-23 and MSS.79/ASW/6/2-3 were among the ASW records transferred in April 1978 from the History and Social Studies of Science Division of the University of Sussex.

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