John Ward's Notes on Dundee Trade Unionism

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 6 notebooks of notes on trade unionism in Dundee from c 1800-1960 compiled by John T Ward c 1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor John Towers Ward was a lecturer in History at Queen's College, Dundee from 1956 until 1963. He then moved to the soon to be established University of Strathclyde. In 1974 he became the first Professor of Modern History at Strathclyde. He was an expert in labour history and the factory movement and contributed a chapter on Dundee Trade Unionism to The Third Statistical Account for Scotland: City of Dundee (1979). He died in 1987.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Kenneth Baxter, Archives Assistant, March 2011.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


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Location of Originals

The material is original.

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