Papers of Richard Stynes, trade unionist

Scope and Content

Papers and a tape recording of Stynes' reminiscences, re: local TGWU activities, and especially the Standard strike, 1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard ("Dick") Stynes worked as a Coventry Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) shop steward and convenor in various factories, including Standard (Aero Division, where he was involved in the 1956 strike) and Massey-Ferguson.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

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

The Centre also holds the records of the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.126).