National Union of Foundry Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1920-46; bank and account books, 1920-37; Monthly Report and Journal, 1920-46; some correspondence files; rules.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Foundry Workers was formed in 1920 by the amalgamation of the Friendly Society of Iron Founders of England, Ireland and Wales, the Amalgamated Society of Coremakers of Great Britain and Ireland and the Associated Iron Moulders of Scotland. In 1944 it absorbed the Scottish Brassmoulders' Union and in 1945 the Associated Iron, Steel and Brass Dressers of Scotland. In 1946 it amalgamated with the United Metal Founders' Society and the Ironfounding Workers' Association to form the Amalgamated Union of Foundry 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 have been listed as part of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) archive. An authority file exists for the National Union of Foundry Workers (GB 152 AAR559).

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 and related deposits are listed under the entry for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) (MSS.41/AUEF) .