Additions to labour history archive collections 2020

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.