Minutes, 1915-17, 1956-65; ledgers, 1925-65; legal documents, 1917-61; annual reports, 1947-65; Journal, 1917-65; some correspondence and subject files, 1961-5; some branch minutes, 1926-65.
The Papers of the National Association of British Manufacturers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Founded in 1915 as the British Manufacturers' Association, it became the National Union of Manufacturers in 1917 and finally, in 1961, NABM. It came to resemble, and even to rival, the FBI in providing services and national representation for its members, but it was particularly strong among small and middle-sized firms. The National Association of British Manufacturers merged with the Federation of British Industries and the British Employers' Confederation in 1965 to form the Confederation of British Industry.
Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives.Coventry : University of Warwick Library, 1997.
The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Confederation of British Industry in 1979.
Other Finding Aids
The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A fonds level description of the archive is available on-line. An authority file exists for the National Association of British Manufacturers (GB 152 AAR1394).
A sources booklet, Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives.Coventry : University of Warwick Library, 1997 is available from the Centre.
Conditions Governing Use
Any significant work based on use of the archive must be submitted to the CBI prior to publication.
Material for the archive was selected in conjunction with the CBI's records management service.
Further deposits are not expected.