Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1871-1921; cash book, 1892-5; reports 1860-1920 (incomplete); publications, 1869-1933; some branch records, 1865-1920; membership registers, 1895-1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1860, the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners absorbed the Mersey Ship Joiners' Association in 1900 and the Associated Carpenters and Joiners' Society of Scotland in 1911. The society merged with the Amalgamated Union of Cabinetmakers in 1918 to form the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners. This society in turn merged with the General Union of Carpenters to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers in 1921.

Reference: T.J. Connelly, The woodworkers, 1860-1960.Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, 1960

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians and includes both the papers of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners. Authority files exist for these corporate bodies, (GB 152 AAR439) and (GBR 0152 AAR440) respectively.

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .