Papers of the Scottish Sheet-Metal Workers' and Braziers' Friendly and Protective Society and predecessors

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1841-1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Western District of the United Tin-Plate Workers' Protective Society of Scotland was established in 1833. In 1841 it became the Western District of the United Tin-Plate Workers' Sick and Protecting Society of Scotland, in 1854 the United Tin-Plate Sick and Providing Society of Glasgow, at some time before 1863 the United Tin-Plate Workers' Friendly and Protective Society of Glasgow, in 1871 the United Tin-Plate Workers' Friendly and Protective Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland, in 1891 the Scottish Tin-Plate and Sheet Metal Workers' Friendly and Protective Society, in 1911 the Scottish Tinplate, Braziers' and Sheet-Metal Workers' Friendly and Protective Society and in 1916 the Scottish Sheet-Metal Workers' and Braziers' Friendly and Protective Society. In 1920 it amalgamated with the other affiliated societies of the National Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers (to whose predecessor the Scottish Tin Plate and Sheet Metal Workers' Friendly and Protective Society had affiliated in 1907) to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers.

Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).

Arrangement

The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constituent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).

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.

Acquisition Information

This archive was transferred to the Modern Records Centre from the National Museum of Labour History in October 1989 and April 1990.

Other Finding Aids

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. The catalogue is also available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website.

Authority records exist for the Scottish Sheet-Metal Workers' and Braziers' Friendly and Protective Society (GB 152 AAR2317), the Scottish Tinplate, Braziers' and Sheet-Metal Workers' Friendly and Protective Society (GB 152 AAR0632), the Scottish Tin-Plate and Sheet Metal Workers' Friendly and Protective Society (GB 152 AAR2316), the United Tin-Plate Workers' Friendly and Protective Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland (GB 152 AAR0633), the United Tin-Plate Workers' Friendly and Protective Society of Glasgow (GB 152 AAR2315), the United Tin-Plate Sick and Providing Society of Glasgow (GB 152 AAR0634), the United Tin-Plate Workers' Sick and Protecting Society of Scotland (Western District) (GB 0152 AAR0635) and the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers (GB 0152 AAR0618).

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.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the archives of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers and its successors (MSS.101/SM/NU, MSS.101/SM/NAS and MSS.411/SM) and of the National Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers and its predecessors (MSS.101/SM/NAS, MSS.101/SM/NAT and MSS.411/NA).