National Association of Operative Plasterers

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1890-1947

Monthly reports, 1892-1931

Rule books

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Association of Operative Plasterers began in the early 1860s. Around 1918 it changed its name to the National Association of Plasterers, Granolithic and Cement Workers. It joined the Transport and General Workers Union in 1968.

Source: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions volume 3, Gower Publishing Company Limited (Aldershot, Hants) 1987, Page 88

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, Apr 2009, as part of 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Mar 2010.

Related Material

Other records are available at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick:

National Association of Operative Plasterers (MSS.126/OP) 1862-1967 - Journal (Executive minutes and accounts), 1862-1865; National Executive Council minutes, 1949-64; reports, 1873-1967; census, 1881; judicial proceedings, 1908; rules, 1965; London District minutes, 1895-1913, and fines book, 1920-1932.