This collection includes: rulebooks, 1863 & 1874; executive committee and general council minutes, 1918-1920; annual reports, 1867-1908; district agreements, working rules, etc., 1871-1917; membership returns, 1886-1920; monthly trade reports with quarterly financial statements, 1867-1920; branch and lodge records.
General Union of Carpenters and Joiners
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 GUC
- Dates of Creation1845-1921
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description17 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The General Union of Carpenters and Joiners [GUCJ] was founded in 1827 as the Friendly Society of Operative House Carpenters and Joiners of Great Britain and Ireland. It was also known as the Friendly Operative Carpenters and Joiners' General Union of Great Britain. The union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers in 1921.
Reference: T.J. Connelly, 'The woodworkers, 1860-1960' (Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, 1960).
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/GUC
The General Union of Carpenters and Joiners' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians' (UCATT) archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC). Items with references beginning MSS.170 were deposited by the London Region of
UCATT in 1977 and 1978.