Amalgamated Society of Decorative Glass Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual Report and Balance Sheets, 1879-1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

By 1897 the Amalgamated Society of Glass Painters, Embossers, Fret, Lead Glaziers and Cutters had changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Decorative Glass Workers of the United Kingdom. Their sub-title was comprising glass painters, writers, embossers, fret lead glaziers, and cutters. It adopted the name of the National Society of Decorative Glass Workers in 1919.

Reference: Introduction to the catalogue of the Sign and Display Trades Union archive, Modern Records Centre (GB 152 106); Annual reports from collection; Arthur Marsh & Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. (Vol. 3 Gower: Aldershot, 1987).


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see 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

These papers were transferred from the University Library (Old Ref: 41T).

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Amalgamated Society of Decorative Glass Workers of the United Kingdom (GB 152 AAR2367).

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.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds other collections relating to glass workers. Please consult the Centre's Summary Guide for details.