Amalgamated Society of Operative Lacemakers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reports and statement of accounts of the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lacemakers, 1900-1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers was formed in 1874 as an amalgamation of the Curtain Lace Trade Society, the Levers Lace Trade Society and the Plain Net Trade Society. It amalgamated with the Auxiliary Society of Male Lace Workers and the Female Lace Workers Society to form the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers in June 1933.

Reference: Quarterly and half-yearly reports from collection; Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions (Volume 4. Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1994.).


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see 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

These papers were transferred from the University Library (old ref: 41T).

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers (GB 152 AAR2370).

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.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Branch records for Nottingham, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Ilkeston and Beeston, are held at Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections.