Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners etc. of Lancashire and adjoining counties

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual Reports, 1883-1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Association of Cotton Spinners, etc. of Lancashire and Adjoining Counties was flourishing in 1883 and adopted the title of Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners and Twiners in 1915. It was a federation of independent local societies, each having rules of its own, with full power over its funds and benefits.

Reference: Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical directory of trade unions. (Volume 4. Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1994., ).

Arrangement

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

These papers were transferred from the University Library (old ref: 41T).

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners etc. of Lancashire and adjoining counties (GB 152 AAR2358).

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 not expected.

Related Material

Papers of the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners and Twiners, 1878-1977 are located at Manchester University: John Rylands Library and papers for 1874-1912 are located at Manchester Archives and Local Studies.

Other papers relating to the cotton textile industry are located in the Modern Records Centre in the papers of the Transport and General Workers Union (MSS.126/TG).