Richard Hyman's Papers Relating to the National Union of Railwaymen and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of Council of Executives (including General Grades and Shipping Grades Committees), 1994-1996; Correspondence files, 1978-1996; Labour Party campaign pack on rail privatisation, c.1994; press cuttings relating to the Clapham rail disaster, 1989-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Hyman is Professor of Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was Professor of Industrial Relations at Warwick University Business School until 2001. He was one of the authors of Reshaping the NUR: reorganisation and reconstruction of the union - the Warwick report (Industrial Relations Research Unit of Warwick University, April 1998).  Richard Hyman and his fellow authors, Michael Terry and Robert Price, were commissioned in March 1987 to undertake an inquiry into the reorganisation of the National Union of Railwaymen.

In 1992, the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) amalgamated with the National Union of Seamen (NUS) to form the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

Reference:, S. Weighell, On the rails (London, 1983). , R. Hyman, M. Terry, R. Price, Reshaping the NUR : reorganisation and reconstruction of the NUR - the Warwick report (Warwick, 1988).

Arrangement

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 collection was deposited in the Centre by Professor Hyman in September 1997.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

Authority records exist for Richard Hyman (GB 152 AAR0718) and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (GB 152 AAR1020).

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 Centre also holds Richard Hyman's papers relating to the International Socialism Group, (MSS.084); to the Workers' Union, (MSS.51) and research papers on industrial relations in Coventry (MSS.63).

Personal Names