Papers of the Oldham Tin Plate Workers' Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1898-1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oldham Tin Plate Workers' Society was formed in 1844. It was affiliated to the General Tramping Union of Tin-Plate Workers/General Union of Braziers and Sheet Metal Workers from 1861 and joined the National Amalgamated Tin-Plate Workers of Great Britain in 1899. It amalgamated with other affiliated societies in 1920 to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers. It may have actually been renamed the Oldham Tin Plate Workers' Trade Union before 1913.

Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).

Arrangement

The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constituent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).

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.

Acquisition Information

This archive was transferred to the Modern Records Centre from the National Museum of Labour History in October 1989 and April 1990.

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. The catalogue is also available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website.

An authority record exists for the Oldham Tin Plate Workers' Society (GB 152 AAR0668).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The records of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers and many of its other predecessors are also held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.101/SM).