This collection contains: industrial relations officer's files, 1944-1978; secretary's department files, 1944-1968; records obtained from other sources, 1944-1986.
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 RHL
- Dates of Creation1944-1986
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description26 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The RHA in its present form dates from 1944/5, but its antecedents include the Long Distance Road Haulage Committee of Enquiry, 1930, the Short Distance Road Haulage Association, 1931, the Associated Road Operators, 1935, the National Conference of Parcels Carriers,1937, and the Standing Joint Committee, 1939.
References: C Dunbar, 'The rise of road transport' (London, 1981); R A Storey, 'Some deposited records of the Road Haulage Association', Transport History Group Newsletter no.8 (1984) pp. 20-22.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Except for those with references beginning MSS.234X, these records were deposited at the Centre in 1982, shortly before the move of the RHA's offices and the retirement of its long-serving secretary, Eric Russell.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/RHL