Paul Worm Automotive Industrial Relations Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Rover Combine Shop Stewards' Committee minutes, 1952-55, 1959-60; Rover Group senior shop stewards' minutes, 1971-80 (incomplete); various Rover Solihull / Garrison Street shop stewards' minutes, 1960-83; Rover Tyseley Shop Stewards' Committee minutes, 1949-70; subject files; claims & grievance reports of Leyland Solihull, 1978-81; shop steward diaries, 1970-80 (incomplete); tapes & transcripts of interviews with Rover employees, 1979, 1982-3; Leyland agreements, 1970-83.

Transport and General Workers' Union. Rover Solihull 5/357 branch : minutes, 1960-79; Rover Solihull TGWU Production Shop Stewards minutes, 1972-80; Rover Solihull TGWU Works Committee, 1975-80 and other Rover Co. branches' papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Paul Worm conducted over fifty interviews with Rover trade unionists and management, which form the core of this collection. The interviews took place in the period 1982-3 as part of a research project that Paul Worm undertook with Professor Steven Tolliday under the auspices of the King's College Research Centre, Cambridge. Also included in the collection are interviews and detailed descriptions of shop stewards' meetings from a research project at British Leyland in 1979.

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Archivist's Note

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. Researchers should note that the Peter Nicholas papers (MSS.309) contain material from Rover / British Leyland from a similar period. Indeed, Nicholas lent some material to Worm to assist the latter in his research.

Custodial History

These papers were kindly donated to the Centre by Paul Worm in July 1995.