The Papers of the Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Advisory Committee papers, 1970-1984; Annual reports, 1970-1984; National Union of Railwaymen reorganisation and reconstitution project, 1987-1988: completed questionnaires, correspondence, memoranda and other papers; papers regarding the 1980 Review, 1979-1980; papers relating to the Rothschild enquiry into the Social Science Research Council; papers and correspondence of the Joint Negotiating Panel for Unit Staffs, 1976-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Industrial Relations Research Unit was established by the Social Science Research Council at the University of Warwick in 1970. Its objectives were to undertake long-term multi disciplinary industrial relations research; to contribute to improving the quality of industrial relations policy-making; to provide trained research workers; and to improve career opportunities by concentrating resources. The first three Directors of the Unit were: Hugh Clegg, 1970-1974; George Bain, 1974-1980; Professor William Brown, 1980-1985.

Reference: MSS.286


The collection is uncatalogued

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see 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

This collection was deposited in the Centre by members of the Industrial Relations Research Unit on four occasions between 1987 and 1996.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the Industrial relations Research Unit, University of Warwick (GB 152 AAR 1819). Authority records also exist for Professor Hugh Clegg (GB 152 AAR0802), George Bain (GB 152 AAR 0701), and Professor William Brown (GB 152 AAR 1820).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.