Executive Council minutes, 1932-35, 1938-40, 1943-49; balance sheets and reports, 1919-30.
Papers of the Birmingham and Midland Sheet Metal Workers' Society
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1925 the Birmingham Operative Tin-Plate, Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers' Society, which had its origins in a society founded in 1859, was renamed the Birmingham and Midland Sheet Metal Workers' Society. In 1973 it rejoined its fellow sheet metal workers' organisations by merging with the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers.
Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constituent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).
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.
This archive was transferred to the Modern Records Centre from the National Museum of Labour History in October 1989 and April 1990.
Other Finding Aids
The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this 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. The catalogue is also available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website.
Authority records exist for the Birmingham and Midland Sheet Metal Workers' Society (GB 152 AAR0613) and the Birmingham Operative Tin-Plate, Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers' Society (GB 152 AAR2259).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.