Women - Employment

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of books, leaflets, articles and periodicals relating to women and employment. Includes: 'The Position of Women after the War' Committee of Women's Organisations, 1916; 'Women in Industry after the War' by B L Hutchins, 1917; 'Payment structures and smaller firms: women's employment in segmented labour markets' by Christine Craig and others, 1985, reference HD 6061; 'The position of women in industry' by Nancy Seear, 1968, reference HD 6664; 'Putting equality into practice: a Shadow Ministry of Women consultation document' 1991; 'Unemployed Women: a study of attitudes and experiences' by Arnold Cragg and Tim Dawson, 1984. Other topics includes: legislation, local government, First World War, Second World War and other countries. Periodicals include: Woman Engineer, Women's Gazette, Women and Manual Trades Newsletter

Administrative / Biographical History

The TUC Library was established in 1922 and was based on the integrated collections of the TUC Parliamentary Committee, the Labour Party Information Bureau, and the Womens Trade Union League. It was run as a joint library with the Labour Party until the TUC moved to Congress House in 1956. The collection was developed for the use of the TUC and affiliated unions, but its specialisation has led to its parallel development as a major research library in the social sciences. In September 1996, the Collections moved to their new home in the London Metropolitan University Holloway Road library. The Library includes several archives. The majority of these were held in the TUC Museum Collection and transferred to the University in 1998.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.

Other Finding Aids

A card index is available in the library.

Archivist's Note

Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of the Genesis 2008 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.