Reference number
  • CDE
  • 1909-1983
  • Collection
  • Reports, notes and proceedings of local and works conferences at various companies, 1913, 1940-1983; printed proceedings of special conferences between the Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation (later the Engineering Employers' Federation) and various unions, 1934-1964; minutes of the Works Safety Officers' Committee, 1938-1971; files relating to the participation of Alfred Herbert Ltd., Coventry, in the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association, 1909-1929; lists of local, national and Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians' / Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs' conferences, 1913-1971; file of agreements, 1913-1958; papers relating to wage rates in Coventry, Warwick and Leamington Spa, 1940s-1960s; papers relating to the Coventry Toolroom Agreement of 1941 and the Coventry Toolroom Dispute of 1971, 1940-1981.
  • 178 boxes
Admin history
  • The Association was founded in December 1907. It merged with the West Midlands Engineering Employers' Association (MSS.265) in 1984. The West Midlands Association now forms the largest of the Engineering Employers' Federation's thirteen regional Associations, with over 1200 companies in its membership.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
  • The collection is arranged by order of deposit (MSS.66, 66B, 66C ... 66K)
Finding aids
  • Authority files exist for the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association (GB 0152 AAR1547); the Engineering Employers' West Midlands Association (GB 0152 AAR1545); the Engineering Employers' Federation (GB 0152 AAR1522); and Alfred Herbert Limited (GB 0152 AAR1576).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The minutes of the Association's Executive Committee/Management Board from 1915, together with some other miscellaneous records, are kept at the headquarters of EEF West Midlands. Written application to see them should be addressed to: the Chief Executive, EEF West Midlands, St. James House, Frederick Road, Edgbaston Birmingham, B15 1JJ. A descriptive note on these records, made in 1974, is kept at the Modern Records Centre in its archive inspections' lists.

    The Centre also holds the papers of the West Midlands Engineering Employers' Association (MSS.265); the Engineering Employers' Federation (MSS.237); the Engineering Employers' East Midlands Association (MSS.288); and those of many of their predecessor organisations.
  • Wages Engineering industry England West Midlands
  • Engineering firms Great Britain
  • Engineering Great Britain
  • Conference proceedings--Great Britain