Papers of the Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Management board minutes, 1942-1968; annual general meeting minutes, 1942-1968; file relating to the history of the Association including constitution, 1941-1942, 1964 and file on working conditions in Birmingham and District, 1944.[all on microfilm]. Original material consists of a file regarding procedural agreements, 1941-1973 and minutes of a special general meeting to approve dissolution of the Association, 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Constitution of the Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association was adopted on 11 May 1941 and the first meeting of the Management Board took place on 16 June 1942. The Association was established in the face of increasing Union activity during the Second World War. Although a number of Trade Associations did exist, there was no fully representative body to deal with wages and working conditions. In 1977 the Association became a section within the Engineering Employers' West Midlands Association, the largest of the thirteen regional Associations affiliated to the Engineering Employers' Federation.

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 Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association in March 1974.

Other Finding Aids

A file level catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healeys National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for the Engineering Employers'West Midlands Association (GB 152 AAR1545) and the Midland Bolt, Nut, Screw and Rivet Employers' Association (GB 152 AAR2094).

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.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the records of the Engineering Employers' West Midlands Association (MSS.265).