Minutes, 1942-1983; financial records, 1924-1994; correspondence and papers, 1946-2002; sound recordings of lectures and discussions, 1983.
Coventry Trades and Labour Hall Fund and Coventry Tom Mann Memorial Trades and Labour Hall Fund
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 TMF
- Dates of Creation1924-2002
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Coventry Trades and Labour Hall Fund was established in 1919 to acquire a meeting venue for the Coventry labour movement. In 1944 it was merged with the Tom Mann Memorial Fund, which was named after the Coventry-born trade union and communist leader. In August 1946 it was used to purchase two houses and an adjoining hall in Stoke Green in which a trade unionists' club was inaugurated in July 1947. The Tom Mann Club was sold by the trustees in 2001.
Reference: minutes of 4 Mar (mentioning fund's 25th anniversary) and 25 Apr 1944 in MSS.353/1/1; letters in MSS.353/3/1 and 3/6.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/TMF
These records were deposited in the Centre by Professor Richard Hyman, secretary of the fund from 1975.