Women's Collections 1

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The library has many items relating to women, boxed by subject. Subjects include: women in the trade unions, including the TUC Women Conference Reports and monograph publications, women's employment, sexual harassment, equal pay, wages, hours, child labour and youth employment. Some of these subjects have been listed in more detail elsewhere in the catalogue.

Administrative / Biographical History

The TUC Library was established in 1922 and was based on the integrated collections of the TUC Parliamentary Committee, the Labour Party Information Bureau, and the Womens Trade Union League. It was run as a joint library with the Labour Party until the TUC moved to Congress House in 1956. The collection was developed for the use of the TUC and affiliated unions, but its specialisation has led to its parallel development as a major research library in the social sciences. In September 1996, the Collections moved to their new home in the London Metropolitan University Holloway Road library. The Library includes several archives. The majority of these were held in the TUC Museum Collection and transferred to the University in 1998.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.

Other Finding Aids

A card index is available in the library, some material is catalogued in the online catalogue http://emu.londonmet.ac.uk:2082/search~S7

Archivist's Note

Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of the Genesis 2008 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.

Corporate Names