Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers

Scope and Content

Series 1 - annual reports, 1907-1947

Series 2 - minutes and General Council minutes, 1891-1946

Series 3 - rule books, 1913-1939

Series 4 - other papers including photographs, membership cards and papers relating to the amalgamation with the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association

Series 5 - branch records including Belfast branch, Dublin branch, Liverpool branch, London Branch, Edinburgh branch and Northern Ireland

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers was formed in 1891. In 1947 it amalgamated with the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association to form the National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives (NUFTO).

Conditions Governing Access

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, Jul 2009, as part of 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Mar 2010.