Arthur Horner

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters etc., from Arthur Horner 1918-1938; letters etc. to Artur Horner 1919-1959; election material 1933-1935; material regarding union business 1921-1936; personal records 1915-c1965; printed material 1924-1957.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Lewis Horner was born in Merthyr Tydfil. In 1919 he was elected as checkweigher for Maerdy Colliery. He was one of the founder members of the British Communist Party established in 1920 and played a leading role in the establishment of the Miners' Minority Movement (MMM) in South Wales. Arthur Horner was the first communist to be elected as the President of the South Wales Miners' Federation (SWMF) in 1936, a position he held until 1946. He also held the post of General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1946 until his retirement in 1959. He died in 1968.

Conditions Governing Access

Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Other Finding Aids

A hardcopy list is available in the searchroom.

Conditions Governing Use

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No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Related Material

Further related material can be found at GB 217 SWCC : AUD/Project/10 Arthur Horner Study (audio recordings).