Reference number
  • AEF
  • 1864-1988
  • Collection
  • Rules, 1967-1974; agreements, 1938-1970; 'The Foundryworkers' Journal' and 'Reports of Annual Delegate Meetings', 1968-1983; other publications of the union, 1968-1970; external publications, some probably inherited from predecessors, 1864-1976; minutes of Chester and Consett branches, 1960-1980.
    Additional Council Minutes were deposited in Sep 2014 (Acc.1010).
  • 11 boxes (3 [MSS.41], 8 [1010])
Admin history
  • In 1967 the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union and became the foundry section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers. After further mergers with the Constructional Engineering Union and the Draughtsmen and Allied Technicians' Association in 1970 it became the foundry section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.
    Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, 'The foundry workers, a trade union history (Manchester, 1959).
  • The reference codes of these records were determined by a superseded catalogue arrangement. The codes are therefore not necessarily in order in the catalogue.
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these records.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Records of the Constructional Engineering Union (MSS.273); the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259); the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (MSS.101/DA); and the working papers of H.J. Fryth (MSS.224)