National Union of Insurance Workers. Pearl Section

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1926-46, 1958-71; deputation records, 1964-6; negotiations files, 1963-72; Pearl Agents' Gazette, 1926-61.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1926 the Pearl Section of the National Amalgamated Union of Life Assurance Workers broke away to form the National Union of Pearl Agents. In 1964 the National Union of Pearl Agents was succeeded by the Pearl Section of the National Union of Insurance Workers (successor to the National Amalgamated Union of Life Assurance Workers). The Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs' Pearl Section succeeded the Pearl Section of National Union of Insurance Workers in 1974.

Reference: George S. Bain, Growth of white-collar unionism.Clarendon : Oxford, 1970; Clive Jenkins and Barrie Sherman, White collar unionism : the rebellious salariat.Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Written permission from Manufacturing, Science, Finance is required before access allowed to the records; unpublished material may not be consulted for ten years after its composition; Manufacturing, Science, Finance's approval is to be sought for the publication of previously unpublished material.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.79 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (now part of Manufacturing, Science, Finance) . There are several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS) .

An authority file exists for the National Union of Pearl Agents (GB 152 AAR1056).

Custodial History

The National Union of Insurance Workers' Pearl Section's papers form part of the archive of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in January 1975 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS) .