Minutes, 1943 - 1962
Records of the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union (Aberdeen Branch)
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 2658
- Dates of Creation1943 - 1962
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description3 volumes (0.05 linear metres) No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The union was formed in 1941 upon amalgamation of the National Union of Clerks (est. 1890) and the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries. It adopted a new name - the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff - in 1972. The Aberdeen Branch of the union was formed in May 1943.
Fred Hughes, By Hand and Brain: the story of the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1953) contains more details about the organisation and its activities.
Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
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Deposited in the University in 1968
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