Jack Jones Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

TGWU office files, other papers and publications, 1898-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jack Jones was born in Liverpool in 1913. After fighting in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side, Jones returned to England and was an active trade unionist in Coventry. He became general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1969 until his retirement in 1978.

Reference: Jack Jones, Union man :the autobiography of Jack Jones. London : Collins, 1986.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The records have been listed as part of the Transport and General Workers' Union archive (MSS.126/TG) . See also the records of the Coventry branch of the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.208) . Authority files exist for Jack Jones (GB 152 AAR0953) and the Transport and General Workers' Union (GBR 0152 AAR0168).

Custodial History

Two cardboard boxes of Transport and General Workers' Union press releases, The Record, Coventry CSEU minutes (photocopies) and various printed items were deposited on indefinite loan by Jack Jones on the 4th November 1981.