Richard Croucher Deposit

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

William Stokes' notes on lectures, 1920-1; National Minority Movement, minutes, 1925; minutes and correspondence re: war-time production in the Midlands, 1940-1944; Midland Regional Board minutes, 1939-1945; subject files of G.B. King, Regional Controller, Ministry of Production, 1943-1945; William Stokes, personal miscellanea, 1950-4; file re: Coventry Toolroom dispute, 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Croucher is a Labour historian, as well as being a Workers Educational Association organiser, in Milton Keynes. This collection derives from his research, and the majority of it concerns William Henry Stokes (1894-1978), AEU divisional organiser from 1937 and a member of the Iron and Steel Corporation from 1950.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.180

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

The Centre also holds the personal papers of William Henry Stokes (MSS.289). Authority files exist for Richard Croucher (GB 152 AAR0809) and William Stokes (GBR 0152 AAR0810).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre by Richard Croucher in 1978.

Geographical Names