Industrial Law Committee

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1897-1920; registers, 1898-1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Industrial Law Committee was formed in 1897. It was engaged in social and educational work in the field of industrial law and maintained an indemnity fund for the benefit of workers. In 1920 the committee felt its objectives would be served best by allowing other organisations to continue its work. After the committee's dissolution, its outstanding bank balance was divided between the National Organisation of Girls' Clubs, the Women's Trade Union League and the Young Women's Christian Association. Administration of the indemnity fund was passed to the YWCA.

Prominent members of the Industrial Law Committee include May Tennant and Gertrude Tuckwell.

Conditions Governing Access

Prior permission needed.

Archivist's Note

A list exists in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives and in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources series. An authority file exists for this corporate body.

Custodial History

The archive was deposited in the Centre in 1982. It forms part of the Young Women's Christian Association deposit.