Papers of Joe Steele, trade unionist

Scope and Content

Papers concerning engineering trade unionism and Communist Party activity in Coventry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joe Steele (died c.1980s) was a shop steward and chairman of the works committee at Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft factory, Baginton, in the Amalgamated Engineering Union Coventry District, 1941-2, and shop steward for the toolroom, 1942-5. He was shop stewards' convenor at Standard Company Ltd. (Aero Engines No.2) for the period 1943-5.


These papers are in the order arranged by the depositor.

Access Information

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

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Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1994 by Dr. James Hinton.

Related Material

Coventry District minutes in this accession were transferred to Coventry History Centre (acc.1675).