Reference number
  • MHI
Date
  • 1910-1946
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • National Executive Council and other committee minutes, 1919-45; income and expenditure records, 1910-21; staff wages books, 1927-46; claims book, 1921-24; NAWU Magazine, 1920, 1928-35; MHIW Journal, 1935-37, 1941-42.
Extent
  • 0.234 cubic metres
Admin history
  • The National Asylum Workers' Union was founded in July 1910 with the first meeting held at Whitefield near Manchester. It was renamed the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union in 1935. In 1946 the union merged with the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union to form the Confederation of Health Service Employees.

    Reference: M. Carpenter, All for One( COHSE: Banstead, 1980).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • This 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.

    Authority records exist for the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union (GB 0152 AAR1164) and the National Asylum Workers' Union (GB 0152 AAR1165).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • National Union of County Officers / Hospital and Welfare Services Union (HWSU); Poor Law Workers' Trade Union; Confederation of Health Service Employees; National Poor Law Officers' Association; Asylum Workers' Association; Papers of George Gibson (1885-1953), trade union leader
Subject
  • Hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals-- Staff-- Labor unions-- Great Britain