Papers of the National Asylum Workers' Union and the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

National Executive Council and other committee minutes, 1919-45; income and expenditure records, 1910-21; staff wages books, 1927-46; claims book, 1921-24; NAWU Magazine, 1920, 1928-35; MHIW Journal, 1935-37, 1941-42.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Asylum Workers' Union was founded in 1910 and was renamed the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union in 1935. In 1946 the union merged with the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

Reference: M. Carpenter, All for One (COHSE: Banstead, 1980).

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class/. 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

The initial deposit was made by COHSE in October 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1993.

Other Finding Aids

This archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available electronically http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/229na.htm, 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 Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union (GB 152 AAR1164) and the National Asylum Workers' Union (GB 152 AAR1165).

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 expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the archives of COHSE and the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union (MSS.229).

Bibliography

The official history of COHSE was written using material from the archive: M. Carpenter, All for One (COHSE: Banstead, 1980).