Courtaulds' Senior Staff Association (COSESA), earlier the Courtaulds' Group II Staff Association (1960-1971) and the Courtaulds' Monthly Staff Association (CMSA) (1943-1960)

Scope and Content

This collection includes: various series of minutes, 1943-1973; general secretarys' reports, 1966-1972; correspondence and subject files, 1960-80; COSESA Bulletin, 1972-1983, and Newsletter, 1979-1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Courtaulds' Senior Staff Association was founded in 1943 as the Courtaulds' Monthly Staff Association. It was renamed the Courtaulds' Group II Staff Association in May 1960 and the Courtaulds' Senior Staff Association in November 1971.

Reference: D.C. Coleman, 'Courtaulds. An economic and social history', Oxford, 1969.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The archive was deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan in March 1974. The assistance of the Chairman of the Courtaulds' Senior Staff Association, Mr P.D. Lishman, in facilitating the deposit is gratefully acknowledged. Additional material was deposited in August 1980.

Related Material

The Centre also holds records of the Courtaulds' Group One Staff Association