British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association (BEAMA)

Scope and Content

Foundation records; annual and other reports; trade marks, conference papers; BEAMA journal and World Power journal; publications

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Electrical Manufacturers' Association (NEMA) was established in 1902 by twenty-nine electrical manufacturing and sales companies, mostly concerned with lighter electrical apparatus. In 1911, with a membership expanded to represent the whole industry, it was renamed the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association (BEAMA), with the aim of supporting the British electrotechnical industry by developing policies, making representations to Government and other authorities and providing services that would be uneconomic for member organisations to provide for themselves.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This archive was deposited in the Centre by BEAMA on 1 October 1987.

Other Finding Aids

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 expected.

Related Material

BEAMA and related publications acquired by Mr Richard Masters