Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU), University of Warwick

Scope and Content

This collection includes: records concerning review of IRRU activities conducted in 1980; advisory committee minutes and papers; records concerning Berrill investigation into accusations of pro-trade union bias against the IRRU; records concerning research for National Union of Railwaymen.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) was established by the Social Science Research Council at the University of Warwick in 1970. Its objectives were: to undertake long-term multi-disciplinary industrial relations research; to contribute to improving the quality of industrial relations policy-making; to provide trained research workers; to improve career opportunities by concentrating resources. The first three Directors of the Unit were: Hugh Clegg, 1970-1974; George Bain, 1974-1980; and Professor William Brown, 1980-1985.


These records are arranged in the order in which they were numbered by the depositors.

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 members of the Industrial Relations Resarch Unit on four occasions between 1987 and 1996.

Other Finding Aids


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The papers of Professor Linda Dickens were deposited in Aug 2012.