Trade Unionism in British Docks

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The material consists of cassette recordings of individual and group interviews with some transcripts. The majority of the recordings (69 cassettes with 36 hard copy transcripts) relate to research into the ideas and activities of trade union activists and their relations with employers, the government, and the Communist Party. The 1972 campaign against container depots and unregistered ports was used as the focus. The remainder of the recordings (47 cassettes with 27 hard copy transcripts) relate to a comparative investigation of trade unionism in the ports of London, Liverpool, Birkenhead and Hull, 1945-1967, with an emphasis on the development of the workplace and unofficial organisation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Fred Lindop, MPhil (London), DipTUS (LSE), is currently Senior Lecturer and chair of the history subject group in the School of Humanities, University of Greenwich.

Conditions Governing Access


Archivist's Note

A summary, supplied by Qualidata, is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. This deposit was made as part of an ongoing agreement with the Qualidata Resource Centre (MSS.371) . An authority file exists for Professor Fred Lindop (GB 152 AAR1157).

Conditions Governing Use

The depositor must be consulted prior to the reproduction of any interview material. Use of the material must be acknowledged in any publication.

Custodial History

This deposit consists of the research results of a project carried out in 1981-1984 by Professor Fred Lindop of the University of Greenwich. The material was deposited in the Modern Records Centre in June 1996 via the ESRC Qualidata Resource Centre, University of Essex.

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