Scope and Content

Consists of principle cash book 1912-1933; day books 1910-1943; summary expenditure book for staff 1921-1932; monthly statements income and expenditure 1928-1948; subsidiary cash book 1907-1919; minutes of the Executive Committee 1907-1947; minutes of the Executive Committee, Benevolent Section 1912-1945; minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Sub Committee 1913-1941; minutes of the Organising and Political Sub Committee 1919-1942; minutes of the Salaries Sub Committee 1946-1950; minutes of the St Faith's branch, Norfolk 1906-1911; minutes of Collingham branch, Nottinghamshire 1916-1920; minutes of Tuttingham Branch, Norfolk 1922-1949; reports of the General Council Meetings 1913-1926; reports of the biennial conference 1928-1947; annual reports and balance sheets 1962-1971; lists of officers and members 1906-1920; files relating to the journal The Labourer 1915-1918; file of papers collected by E G Gooch 1930-1940; file containing circulars to branches 1950; collection of NUAAW printed publicity literature 1950's-1972; rule book 1912; files of notes and correspondence relating to the history of agriculture n.d. twentieth century; files of press cuttings and pamphlets 1919-1943; files of social and personal ephemera 1880-1972; Records of associated organisations including National Agricultural Labourers Union including minutes of Yetminster branch 1873-1877; dairy of Joseph Arch 1876-1892; membership certificate of John Hems 1876; Agricultural Wages board (England and Wales) including minutes 1917-1920; wage board gazette 1918-1921; Parliamentary papers 1881-1921

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers was founded in 1906 as the Eastern Counties Agricultural Labourers and Smallholders Union. It changed its name first to the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union, then to the National Union of Agricultural Workers and then the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers. In 1981 it amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers Union.


  • A Accounts
  • B Administration
  • B I Executive Committee Minutes
  • B II Finance and General Purposes Sub-Committee Minutes
  • B III Organising and Political Sub-Committee Minutes
  • B IV Salaries Sub-Committee Minutes
  • B V Branch Minutes
  • B VI General Council Meeting and Conference Reports
  • B VII Annual Reports and Balance Sheets
  • B VIII Lists of Officers and Members
  • B IX Files containing correspondence, drafts of articles, proofs etc chiefly relating to the Union Journal 'The Labourer'
  • B X Other administrative material
  • C Legal records
  • D Social and Personal Material
  • D I Historical notes
  • D II Press cuttings and pamphlets
  • D III Other Social and Personal Ephemera
  • E Records of associated organisations and publications
  • E I National Agricultural Labourers Union
  • E II Agricultural Wages Board (England and Wales)
  • E III Parliamentary Papers

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

First deposit, accession number S73/3; D72/12 (B/X/4)

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

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