Amalgamated Union of Cabinet Makers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1915-18; various series of reports, 1834-1915.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1833 local societies of cabinet makers formed a national union which was known as the Friendly Society of Operative Cabinet Makers or the Cabinet Makers' Union. From 1885 it was known as the Amalgamated Union of Cabinetmakers. The union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners in 1918 to form the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners.

Reference: T.J. Connelly, The woodworkers, 1860-1960.Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, 1960

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. Authority files exist for the Amalgamated Union of Cabinet Makers (GB 152 AAR442) and its predecessor the Friendly Society of Operative Cabinet Makers (GBR 0152 AAR443).

The Centre also holds some records of the Belfast branch of the Friendly Society of Operative Cabinet Makers at (MSS.78/TC/Bel) .

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Union of Cabinet Makers' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .