The archive contains reports of the GKN South Wales Operational Research Unit, 1959-1967, and reports and memoranda from the British Steel Corporation, 1959-1976.
GKN Operational Research Reports
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 GKN
- Dates of Creation1959-1976
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Guest, Keen & Company was established in 1900 from a merger of the Patent Nut and Bolt Company (founded in 1864; the Keen element) and the Dowlais Iron Company (founded in 1759; the Guest element). In 1902, Nettlefolds Ltd. (which had begun as the partnership of Nettlefold and Chamberlain in 1854) was also amalgamated to form Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds or GKN.
Reference: E. Jones 'A History of GKN: Innovation and Enterprise, 1759-1918' (Basingstoke, 1987); 'A History of GKN: The Growth of a Business, 1918-1945' (Basingstoke, 1990).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/GKN
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive.
Professor J. Bryant made his selection on a thematic basis, concentrating on simulation and economic modelling, as material for case studies for his course at Sussex University.
This collection was deposited by Professor J. Bryant of the School of Computing and Management Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, in September 1994. He had been given the opportunity, c.1980, to select GKN Operational Research reports when the GKN East Moors Works, Cardiff was closed.