Reference number
  • ATT
Date
  • 1880-1912
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Annual reports, 1880-1881, 1885-1899, 1901-1912 [indexed]; quarterly reports, 1880-1881, 1893-1897; and conference of deputies reports, 1897-1904.
Extent
  • 4 boxes
Admin history
  • Formed in Manchester in 1866 as the Amalgamated Society of Tailors, the union became the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses in 1906. It absorbed a number of local societies of tailors before merging with the Tailors and Garment Workers' Union in 1932 to form the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.
    Reference: Margaret Stewart and Leslie Hunter, 'The needle is threaded. The history of an industry' (1964).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Access Conditions
  • Authority records exist for the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses (GB 0152 AAR0831), the Amalgamated Society of Tailors (GB 0152 AAR0832) and the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (GB 0152 AAR0826).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds records of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers. Other records of this union are held in the London Archive, Department of Politics, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London. The records of numerous textile unions are in the Lancashire Record Office. The main archives of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union (later GMB), including the boilermakers' section, remain with the union at its national college. However, some records been transferred to the Working Class Movement Library, Salford. See the Working Class Movement Library, Bulletin, No. 2 (1992), pp. 67-92, for a description of these records.
Subject
  • Tailoring
  • Women tailors-- Great Britain
  • Clothing industry
  • Tailors-- Labor unions -- Great Britain