Minutes, 1942 - 1953; annual accounts, 1940 - 1946; correspondence, 1939 - 1965.
Records of the National Union of Dyers, Bleachers and Textile Workers (Aberdeen Branch)
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 2643
- Dates of Creation1939 - 1965
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 volumes and 7 envelopes (0.37 linear metres) None affecting use of the collection.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The union was formed in June 1936 on amalgamation of the National Union of Textile Workers, the Amalgamated Society of Dyers, Finishers and Kindred Trades, and the Operative Bleachers', Dyers' and Finishers' Association. It was joined by the Union of Jute, Flax and Kindred Textile Operatives in May 1979.
An Aberdeen Branch was active between 1939 and 1965.
Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
Arranged by record type, and chronologically therein
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Deposited in the University in 1967
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