National Union of Gold, Silver and Allied Trades... National Union of Gold, Silver and Allied Trades, 1921-1985
Some files of J.C. West re history of London jewellery workers; Jewellery & Silverware Council bulletin, reports and accounts, 1949-52; A short history of the diamond cutting industry, by Henri Polak, c.1950; Board of Trade report, 1946.
The National Union of Gold, Silver and Allied Trades was formed in 1914 by the merger of the Amalgamated Society of Gold, Silver and Kindred Trades and the Birmingham Silversmiths' and Electroplate Operatives' Society. In 1969 it absorbed the Society of Goldsmiths, Jewellers and Kindred Trades. In 1981 it became part of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section).
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions( Vol 2; Gower: Aldershot, 1984).
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
The records form part of the archive of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (MSS.101).
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