Annual reports, 1902-45 (incomplete); monthly reports, bulletins, 1915-47 (incomplete).
National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades' Association
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 FTA
- Dates of Creation1902-1947
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades' Association (NAFTA) was formed in 1902 by the amalgamation of the Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association and the United Operative Cabinet and Chairmakers' Society of Scotland. In 1911 it absorbed the Amalgamated Society of French Polishers and in 1947 an amalgamation with the Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers led to the formation of the National Union of Furniture Trade Operatives( NUFTO).
Reference: H. Reid The furniture makers, a history of trade unionism in the furniture trade, 1865-1972. Oxford, 1986.
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/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/FTA
These records were deposited by the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.