Reference number
  • AYW
  • 1900-1918
  • Collection
  • File of papers
  • 1 file
Admin history
  • The Asylum Workers' Association was founded in 1895 "to promote the interests and welfare of Asylum Nurses and Attendants, and of others engaged in nursing the insane, and thereby improve their professional status in the nursing world". It still existed in 1918. The AWA was ousted by the National Asylum Workers' Union (NAWU) and Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union.
  • The collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • The archive has been catalogued. An electronic version of the finding aid is available at"
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also National Asylum Workers' Union / Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union; COHSE and the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union (MSS.229).
  • Psychiatric hospitals-- Staff-- Labor unions-- Great Britain
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