National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks. Coventry branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Branch minutes, 1927-32.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks was formed in 1898 by the amalgamation of the National Union of Shop Assistants and the United Shop Assistants' Union. In 1920 it absorbed the National Association of Grocers and in 1921 the Dental Assistants' Union. In 1947 it merged with the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers to form the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

Reference: Sir William Richardson, A union of many trades : the history of USDAW.USDAW, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The Centre also holds the records of Sir Joseph Hallsworth (MSS.70) . The archive of the national Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers and its predecessors remain at the union's headquarters in Manchester.

An authority file exists for the National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks (GB 152 AAR1265).

Custodial History

The records of the Coventry branch of the National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks were deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan in 1975 by W.P. Thomson, through the good offices of George Hodgkinson.

Geographical Names