United Operative Masons and Granite Cutters' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Roll of members to 1888-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

The union was founded in 1888 as the Aberdeen Operative Masons and Stonecutters' Society. It changed its name in 1896. In 1920 the United Operative Masons' Association of Scotland, the Associated Paviors' Federal Union, the Scottish Amalgamated Society of Mosaic and Encaustic Tile Fixers, Marble Workers and Fireplace Builders and the United Operative Masons and Granite Cutters' Union amalgamated to form the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland.

Reference: William Diack, Rise and progress of the granite industry in Aberdeen.1949.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. An authority file exists for the United Operative Masons and Granite Cutters' Union (GB 152 AAR500) and its predecessor, the Aberdeen Operative Masons and Stonecutters' Society (GBR 0152 AAR501).

Custodial History

The United Operative Masons and Granite Cutters' Union's 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) .