Papers of or relating to Dr Robert Murray, Medical and Industrial Safety Advisor for the Trades Union Congress

Scope and Content

Files relating to the TUC's Medical and Industrial Safety Advisor, 1962-1975. Additional photocopies of correspondence of Murray (re Turner & Newall) and an article on asbestos and the dock workers were deposited by Morris Greenberg in March 2013 (filed with depositor correspondence: MSS.292/6/RM).

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Robert (Bob) Murray was born in 1916. After studying medicine he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II and was mentioned in dispatches while serving in Burma. He was a doctor specialising in occupational medicine and worked for the Medical Inspectorate of Factories, 1947-1956 and then for the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He was the TUC's Medical and Industrial Safety Advisor, 1962-1974, and helped to establish the TUC Centenary Institute of Occupational Health at London University. He was awarded the OBE in 1978. Robert Murray died in 1998.

Reference: BMJ 1999;318:129 (9 January), Obituaries: Robert (Bob) Murray.


The records were catalogued using the TUC's decimal classification system. The number 140.9 was the classification for Industrial Health: Medical Advisor.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Trades Union Congress in 1998.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

For files relating to the TUC Medical Advisor, 1936-1960, see MSS.292/140.9/1-2, MSS. 292C/140.9/1-5.