The PDF document below includes an overview of new collections which were reported by archives to the Society for the Study of Labour History’s Archive and Resources sub-committee (SSLH-ARC) and which may be of interest to labour historians.
Among the numerous collections noted by the SSLH-ARC are:
- Archive material relating to the Pilkington strike and to pottery workers – now in the Working Class Movement Library;
- Archives of the Prudential Staff Federation, later the Prudential Staff Union, and National Union of Insurance Workers – now in Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick;
- Research papers relating to Asquith Xavier, the first black worker to be employed as a train guard at London Euston in 1966 – now in Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick;
- Wapping dispute photographs, with printed material – Now in the Marx Memorial Library
- Papers of Barry Johnson (1931-2020), President of Chesterfield and District Trades Union Council and trustee of Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre – now in University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections.
Where possible the document includes links to the catalogue URL at the relevant archive.