Papers of Edward R. Ward in connection with the Association of Scientific Workers in south Wales and Huddersfield, 1942-1981

Scope and Content

1. Bulletin and other papers of the Caerwent Branch, A.Sc.W., 1942-1943. TS. 28 ff. 2. Bulletin [-News Letter] of the Huddersfield Branch, A.Sc.W., 1946-1947. TS (duplicated). 21 ff. 3. Miscellaneous papers of the Huddersfield Branch. TS (duplicated). 5 ff. 4. Loose-leaf folder containing: Report of the Huddersfield Branch District Heating Sub-committee. 1947. TS (duplicated). i, 29 ff. 5. E.R. Ward, "Some notes of the history of the A.Sc.W. and of the Huddersfield Branch". 1981. TS. 2 ff. 6. Miscellaneous press-cuttings, most unidentified and undated, but referring to events in Huddersfield. 18 ff.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association was formed in 1918 under the name of the National Union of Scientific Workers. In 1925, following a decline in membership, the decision was taken to de-register as a trade union and to change the name to the Association of Scientific Workers. Although membership increased for a time, during the economic conditions of the 1930s, membership fell to 1,000, and in 1940 it re-registered as a trade union. By 1943 membership had increased to 14,000, and by the 1960s it had reached 22,000. In 1968 it merged with the Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians to form the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS), which since 1988 has been the Manufacturing Science and Finance Union

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Custodial History

Gift of Dr. Ward, September 1981