Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Some publications, 1976-9.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of the National Union of Textile and Allied Workers and the Amalgamated Weavers' Association. In 1985 it joined the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 4.Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1994.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR848).

The main archives of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union, including the boilermakers' section, remain with the union at its national college. Some records have, however, been transferred to the Working Class Movement Library, Salford : see Working Class Movement Library, Bulletin, no. 2 (1992), pp. 67-92, for a description of these records. Some records of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers are also held in the London Archive, Department of Politics, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London. The records of numerous textile unions are in the Lancashire Record Office. Other material, including some Blacksmiths' Society records, is held by the Centre.

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Textile Workers' Union's papers form part of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union archive. The initial deposit related to this archive was made in 1978 and accruals are listed under the entry for the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union (MSS.192/GMB).