Sidney Stringer Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Small group, mainly some 200 letters received following his stand against civil defence, 1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sidney Stringer (1889-1969) was Leader of the Labour majority on Coventry City Council, 1938-67, having worked in the engineering industry, until blacklisted in 1932, and subsequently as a mutuality collector. He came to national notice in 1954 when he moved the motion for the City Council to abandon civil defence provision.

Reference: K. Richardson, Twentieth Century Coventry (1972), p.205-6; Dictionary of Labour Biography, Vol. 5 (1979)

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

A further group of Stringer papers is held at Coventry City Record Office. An authority file exists for Sidney Stringer (GB 152 AAR0986).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1973 by Sidney Stringer's family.

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