Transport and General Workers' Union. Coventry District

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1950-1958 (incomplete); regional minutes, 1976-1982 (incomplete); accounts, 1916-1949; local conference proceedings, 1937-1982; correspondence and subject files, 1947-83; Rugby branch minutes, 1918-36; Coventry Staff District Committee minutes, 1957-78 (incomplete); minutes of the Coventry District Committee of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, 1943-1981 (incomplete); papers of Dennis Adler, district organiser, 1950-1986.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Coventry District developed from the organisation set up by the Workers' Union, which amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1929. At the end of 1915 the Workers' Union formalised its organisation by the creation of divisions within which there were a number of districts. Coventry became a district within the Midlands Division organised by G Beard. It later became the Coventry District of the TGWU Midlands Region.

Reference: Richard Hyman, The Workers' Union. Oxford, 1971.

Access Information

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

Other Finding Aids


Deposited between 1979 and 1990.

Related Material

Records assembled by Professor Steven Tolliday for research into the British automotive industry.