Annual reports, 1880-1881, 1885-1899, 1901-1912 [indexed]; quarterly reports, 1880-1881, 1893-1897; and conference of deputies reports, 1897-1904.
Papers of the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Formed in Manchester in 1866 as the Amalgamated Society of Tailors, the union became the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses in 1906. It absorbed a number of local societies of tailors before merging with the Tailors and Garment Workers' Union in 1932 to form the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.
Reference: Margaret Stewart and Leslie Hunter, The needle is threaded. The history of an industry. (1964 ).
The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
The Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses' papers form part of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union archive. The initial deposit related to this archive was made in 1978 and accruals are listed under the entry for the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union (MSS.192/GMB).
Other Finding Aids
The archive is unlisted. Authority records exist for the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses (GB 152 AAR0831), the Amalgamated Society of Tailors (GB 152 AAR0832) and the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (GB 152 AAR0826).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.