This collection includes key administrative records, publications, research papers and a range of branch records.
Association of Scientific Workers (AScW) (the National Union of Scientific Workers (NUSW) before 1927)
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- ReferenceGB 152 ASW
- Dates of Creation1918-1968
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description30 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The National Union of Scientific Workers was founded in 1918; it changed its name to the Association of Scientific Workers in 1927. In 1968 the union amalgamated with the Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians to form the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs in 1976.
Reference: Kay MacLeod, Politics, professionalism and the organisation of scientists : the Association of Scientific Workers 1917-42 (Ph.D., Sussex, 1975).
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/ The approval of Unite or its successors is to be sought for the publication of previously unpublished material.
Most of these records were transferred to the Modern Records Centre in April 1978 from the History and Social Studies of Science Division, University of Sussex. A complete set of the ASW official journal from February 1920 to November 1958 was generously given to the Centre in 1986 by Dr Nora Wooster. Her late husband, Dr W A Wooster, was at one time honorary general secretary of the ASW. The series was extended with additions given by the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS). The publications with references prefixed MSS.79x/ASW were given to the Centre in 1989 by Mr Roy Innes, formerly general secretary of AScW.
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Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/ASW