Minutes, 1915-17, 1956-65; ledgers, 1925-65; legal documents, 1917-61; annual reports, 1947-65; Journal, 1917-65; some correspondence and subject files, 1961-5; some branch minutes, 1926-65.
National Association of British Manufacturers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Founded in 1915 as the British Manufacturers' Association (BMA), it became the National Union of Manufacturers (NUM) in 1917 and finally, in 1961, the National Association of British Manufacturers (NABM). It came to resemble, and even to rival, the FBI in providing services and national representation for its members, but it was particularly strong among small and middle-sized firms. The National Association of British Manufacturers merged with the Federation of British Industries and the British Employers' Confederation in 1965 to form the Confederation of British Industry.
Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, 'The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives' (Coventry: University of Warwick Library, 1997).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Confederation of British Industry in 1979.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/ABM
Conditions Governing Use
Any significant work based on use of the archive must be submitted to the CBI prior to publication.
Material for the archive was selected in conjunction with the CBI's records management service.
Further deposits are not expected.