Council and other minutes, 1929-45; minutes of Hospital and Welfare Services Union London Area, minutes, 1933-1935; journal; membership registers.
National Union of County Officers / Hospital and Welfare Services Union
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The National Union of County Officers (NUCO) was formed in 1930 from the Poor Law Officers' Union. It became the Hospital and Welfare Services Union (HWSU) in 1943. The union developed a unique sectional or "guild" system of union organisation, the most successful of which was the NUCO's Guild of Nurses. In 1946 the union merged with the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE).
Reference: M. Carpenter, All for one. Banstead : COHSE, 1980.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
The initial deposit was made by COHSE in October 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1993.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/HWU
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.