Reference number
  • HDE
Date
  • 1911-1967
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Minutes, 1935-67; reports and balance sheets, 1937-45 (incomplete); branch minutes: Bradford, 1911-37; Newcastle 1939-46. Journal, 1964; rule book, 1964; membership cards, 1926-1966.
Extent
  • 3 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers, Whitesmiths and General Ironworkers was formed in 1908 by the merger of the Amalgamated Society of Kitchen Range, Hot Water and General Fitters, the Amalgamated Society of Kitchen Range, Stove Grate, Gas Stove, Hot Water, Art Metal and other Smiths and Fitters connected with the above Trades, the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths, Domestic Engineers and General Pipe Fitters and the Birmingham Society of Hot Water and Steam Engineers. By 1926 it had been renamed the National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers and General Metal Workers and in 1948 it changed its name to become the National Union of Operative Heating, Domestic and Ventilating Engineers and General Metal Workers and in 1956 became the Heating and Domestic Engineers' Union. In 1967 it amalgamated with the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Coppersmiths to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers. In 1983 the union became part of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section). In 1988, the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section merged with the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs to form Manufacturing, Science, Finance.

    Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers( Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Arrangement
  • The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constitutent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).
Finding aids
  • The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue 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. The catalogue is also available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A)website.
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The records of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers and many of its other predecessors are also held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.101/SM). These include the records of the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths, Domestic Engineers and General Pipe Fitters and its predecessors (MSS.101/SM/AMW). The Modern Records Centre also holds further records of the Heating and Domestic Engineers' Union and its predecessors (MSS.411/HD).
Subject
  • Building trades-- Employees-- Labor unions- Great Britain
  • Metal-workers-- Labor unions-- Great Britain