Papers of the Ship and Boat Builders' National Federation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Boat and Yacht Builders and Allied Trades Protection Association /Ship and Boat Builders' Association Council and other minutes, 1913-47; Ship and Boat Builders' Association Finance Committee minutes, 1918-38; Ship and Boat Builders' Association Meetings relating to the Admiralty and Royal Air Force tenders; Ship and Boat Builders' National Federation Executive Committee, Annual General Meeting, minutes, 1947-60; Boat and Yacht Builders and Allied Trades Protection Association/Ship and Boat Builders' Association income and expenditure accounts, 1915-47; Ship and Boat Builders' Association membership registers, 1923-32; Ship and Boat Builders National Federation publications; Boat and Yacht Builders' and Allied Trades Protection Association/Ship and Boast Builders' Association memorandum and articles of association.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Boat and Yacht Builders' and Proprietors and Allied Trades Protection Association was established in 1913, to act as a trade association for the makers of small craft. Retitled the Boat, Yacht and Allied Trades Association in 1916, it was again renamed in 1918, as the Ship and Boat Builders' Association Ltd. The Ship and Boat Builders' Association was wound up in 1947 and the Ship and Boat Building Employers' National Federation (which began work on 1 January 1945) was reconstituted to cover the work of the Ship and Boat Builders Association and renamed the Ship and Boat Builders' National Federation. It became the British Marine Industries Federation in 1986.

Reference: Finding aid to the collection.

Arrangement

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 collection was deposited in the Centre by the Ship and Boat Builders' National Federation in 1974.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level 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.

Authority records exist for the Boat and Yacht Builders' and Proprietors and Allied Trades Protection Association GB 152 AAR 2171); Boat, Yacht and Allied Trades Association (GB 152 AAR 2172); Ship and Boat Builders' Association Ltd (GB 152 AAR 2173); Ship and Boat Builders' National Federation (GB 152 AAR 2174).

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.