Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association

Scope and Content

Management board minutes, 1942-1968; annual general meeting minutes, 1942-1968; file relating to the history of the Association including constitution, 1941-1942, 1964, and file on working conditions in Birmingham and District, 1944 [all on microfilm]. Original material consists of a file regarding procedural agreements, 1941-1973 and minutes of a special general meeting to approve dissolution of the Association, 1976.

Additional records listed with the Birmingham, Wolverhampton and District Engineering Trades Employers' Association (MSS.265)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Constitution of the Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association was adopted on 11 May 1941 and the first meeting of the Management Board took place on 16 June 1942. The Association was established in the face of increasing Union activity during the Second World War. Although a number of Trade Associations did exist, there was no fully representative body to deal with wages and working conditions. In 1977 the Association became a section within the Engineering Employers' West Midlands Association, the largest of the thirteen regional Associations affiliated to the Engineering Employers' Federation.

Access Information

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/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association in March 1974.

Other Finding Aids

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the records of the Engineering Employers' West Midlands Association (MSS.265).