The Papers of Dr Brian Weekes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Dr Weekes deposited two groups of papers. Firstly MSS.227A, which comprises material collected for his Ph.D. research: Amalgamated Society of Engineers rules, 1847-92, 1904-16; file of local (including joint) rule booklets, 1908-20; misc. publications, including A Sketch of the Life's Work of Alfred Sellicks,(1903); miscellaneous labour movement pamphlets, mainly pre-1914, including eight concerning John Burns, 1890-1909.

Secondly MSS.227B material from Warwick District Council including correspondence and papers as a Labour member of the Council, then leader of the Labour Group on the council, 1976-81.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Brian Weekes completed his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick in 1970: The Amalgamated Society of Engineers. Dr Weekes worked in the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick University. In May 1976 he was elected as a Labour member of Warwick District Council. He served as leader of the Labour group from July 1977 until 1981, when he resigned his position after taking up an appointment elsewhere.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Dr Weekes in 1981. There have been two additional deposits, the last in 1983.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The papers are not fully catalogued. A box list for MSS.227A is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for Dr Brian Weekes (GB 152 AAR2016); the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (GB 152 AAR0550) and Warwick District Council (GB 152 AAR2020).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the national records of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers.

The national records of the Labour Party are held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre, Manchester.