United Metal Founders' Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1890-1941; rulebook, 1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London United Brass and General Metal Founders' Society was established in 1890. In 1920 it became the United Metal Founders' Society. In 1946 it amalgamated with the National Union of Foundry Workers and the Ironfounding Workers' Association to form the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers.

Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, The foundry workers, a trade union history.Manchester, 1959.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The records have been listed as part of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) archive. Authority files exist for the United Metal Founders' Society (GB 152 AAR560) and its predecessor, the London United Brass and General Metal Founders' Society (GBR 0152 AAR561).

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section). The first deposit consisted of fifty shelf feet of records collected from the AUEW office in Manchester by Janet Druker on 24th April 1974. Accruals and related deposits are listed under the entry for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section) (MSS.41/AUEF) .