Frank Cousins Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Files relating to Cousins' work for the TGWU, as MP for Nuneaton, 1965-6, and as Minister of Technology, 1964-6; on various public bodies, e.g. ACAS and NEDC; family and personal correspondence, including papers of Alderman P. Judd, his father-in-law.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Cousins was born in 1904. Trade union leader. Labour MP for Nuneaton, 1965-6. Minister of Technology, 1964-6. General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union, 1956-64 and 1966-9; Chairman, Community Relations Board, 1966-8. He died in 1986.

Reference: Chris Cook, Jane Leonard and Peter Leese, Sources in Contemporary British History 2: Individuals(Longman, 1994)

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is currently closed.

Archivist's Note

The Centre also holds the records of the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.126) Authority files exist for Frank Cousins (GB 152 AAR0811) and for the TGWU (GBR 0152 AAR0168).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre by John Cousins in 1986 and 1988.