National Federation of Building Trades Employers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The journal of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, National Builder, 1928-1972; annual reports, 1959-1972; interim reports (half yearly), 1946-1958; files relating to: firms' histories provided for the National Federation of Building Trades Employers centenary in 1976; picketing and the building strike, 1972; miscellaneous publications of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, 1929-1975; papers and cuttings of the President of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, 1943, F. Leslie Wallis of Messrs G.E. Wallis and Sons, Maidstone.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation was founded in 1878 as the National Association of Master Builders of Great Britain, in succession to the General Builders' Association, (1865-1871). It was reorganised in 1984 and renamed the Building Employers' Confederation.

Reference: Finding aid to the collection.

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Building Employers' Confederation in 1978, 1979 and 1989.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for National Federation of Building Trades Employers (GB 152 AAR2160).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Location of Originals

The Confederation retains its Council minutes from 1865 and extensive records of the consultancy assignments of the Building Advisory Service founded in 1954.