Workers' Union. R. Hyman's Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Working papers for history of the Workers' Union, including some original and some photocopied branch minutes, especially Braintree and Bocking [Courtaulds], 1906-71.

Administrative / Biographical History

Established in 1898, the Workers' Union amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1929.

Reference: R. Hyman, The Workers' Union.Oxford, 1971.

Conditions Governing Access


Archivist's Note

Only part of the archive has been listed. Further records of the Workers' Union are held in the Transport and General Workers' Union archive. (MSS.126/WU) . An authority file exists for the Workers' Union (GB 152 AAR227).

Appraisal Information

Box of MS. notes (deposited 13/01/76) may possibly be discarded.

Custodial History

R. Hyman of the University of Warwick's School of Industrial and Business Studies, deposited his papers in the Centre on the 28th June 1974. The initial deposit included two MS. branch minute books, subject files and publications of the Workers' Union. All the papers were given to the Centre apart from the two MS. branch minute books which were placed on indefinite loan. Accruals are detailed below.


  • 3rd July 1974 : Research notes from R. Hyman.
  • 13th January 1976 : 1 box of MS. notes.
  • 21st April 1977 : R. Hyman's thesis received from Ann Heap.

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