Richard Hyman's Papers relating to the Workers' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Working papers for history of the Workers' Union, including some original and some photocopied branch minutes, especially Braintree and Bocking [Courtaulds], 1906-71. The papers also include Richard Hyman's Oxford University D.Phil thesis, 1968: The Workers' Union, 1898-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Hyman is Professor of Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was Professor of Industrial Relations at Warwick University Business School until 2001.

Established in 1898, the Workers' Union amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1929.

Reference: Deposit information.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Richard Hyman in June 1974.

Other Finding Aids

Only part of the archive has been listed. The list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

Authority records exist for Richard Hyman (GB 152 AAR0718) and for the Workers' Union (GB 152 AAR0227).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further records of the Workers' Union are held in the Transport and General Workers' Union archive (MSS.126/WU)

Other papers deposited in the Centre by Richard Hyman include research papers relating to industrial relations in Coventry (MSS.63); to the National Union of Railwaymen and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (MSS.380) and to the the International Socialism Group, (MSS.084).

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