Papers of Dr Brian Weekes, Professor of industrial relations

Scope and Content

ASE rules, 1847-92, 1904-16; file of local (including joint) rule booklets, 1908-20; miscellaneous publications, including 'A Sketch of the Life's Work of Alfred Sellicks' (1903); miscellaneous labour movement pamphlets, mainly pre-1914, including eight concerning John Burns, 1890-1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Brian Weekes completed his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick in 1970 on the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE). Dr Weekes worked in the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick University. In May 1976 he was elected as a Labour member of Warwick District Council. He served as leader of the Labour group from July 1977 until 1981, when he resigned his position after taking up an appointment elsewhere.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Dr Weekes in 1981. There have been two additional deposits, the last in 1983.

Other Finding Aids

Appraisal Information

Duplicates and ephemera have been weeded.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the national records of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (reference MSS.259).

Material in this collection which originated from Warwick District Council has been transferred to Warwickshire County Record Office (reference CR 3978). This includes correspondence and papers of Dr. Weekes as a Labour member of the Council, then leader of the Labour group on the Council, 1976-81.