Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reports and journals , 1968-83; branch records, 1921-80.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1967 the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union and became the foundry section of the Amalgamated Engineering and Foundry Workers. After further mergers with the Constructional Engineering Union and the Draughtsmen and Allied Technicians' Association in 1970 it became the foundry section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.

Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, The foundry workers, a trade union history.Manchester, 1959.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The records of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) and its predecessors have been given the manuscript number 41. All are listed separately by means of an alphabetical suffix to that number, e.g. the Amalgamated Moulders and Kindred Industries' Trade Union is classified as MSS.41/APM. An authority file exists for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (GB 152 AAR512).

The following unions are all constituents or predecessors of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) whose records are to some extent located in the Modern Records Centre : the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers (MSS.41/AUFW) ; the National Union of Foundry Workers (MSS.41/NUFW) ; the United Metal Founders' Society (MSS.41/LUBS) ; the Ironfounding Workers' Association (MSS.41/AUFW) ; the Amalgamated Moulders and Kindred Industries' Trade Union (MSS.41/APM) ; the Friendly Society of Iron Founders of England, Ireland and Wales (MSS.41/FSIF) ; the Amalgamated Society of Coremakers of Great Britain and Ireland (MSS.41/ASCM) ; the Oldham United Core Makers' Friendly Society (MSS.41/UCM) ; the Scottish Brassmoulders' Union (MSS.41/AUFW) ; and the Associated Iron Moulders of Scotland (MSS.41/AIMS) .

There is also a wealth of related material held in the Centre, including : the Constructional Engineering Union (MSS.273) ; the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259) ; the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (MSS.101/DA); and the working papers of H.J. Fyrth used in preparation for H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, The foundry workers, a trade union history.Manchester, 1959 (MSS.224).

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section). The first deposit consisted of fifty shelf feet of records collected from the AUEW office in Manchester by Janet Druker on 24th April 1974. Accruals are listed below.

Accruals

  • 14th November 1985 : Minutes, reports and miscellaneous files selected and collected by Richard Storey.