Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives' Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive minutes, 1926-69; financial records, 1913-59; journal, 1965-9; reports, 1907, 1967; some correspondence files; Slate Trade Gazette, 1904-l4; Roofing Contractor, 1950-76; papers, 1945-73, of L. Poupard, General Secretary.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1873 nine local clubs in the Midlands and North united to form a federation and in 1882 the society was reconstituted on amalgamated principles and took the name Amalgamated Slaters of England Provident Society, becoming the Amalgamated Slaters and Tilers' Provident Society of England and Ireland in 1886. In 1946 the society changed its name to the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives' Society. In 1969 it transferred engagements to the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 3. Aldershot : Gower, 1987.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians and includes papers of the society's predecessors. The Poupard Papers are not yet listed. An authority file exists for the Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives' Society (GB 152 AAR493) and its predecessors : the Amalgamated Slaters and Tilers' Provident Society of England and Ireland (GBR 0152 AAR494) and the Amalgamated Slaters of England Provident Society (GBR 0152 AAR495).

Appraisal Information

The Poupard Papers are unselected office contents which may yet be weeded.

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives' Society's papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) . A further deposit of Amalgamated Slaters, Tilers and Roofing Operatives' Society material, known as the Poupard Papers, was made by unaccompanied van on the 1st October 1980.