Reference number
  • MHI
  • 1910-1946
  • Collection
  • National Executive Council and other committee minutes, 1919-1945; income and expenditure records, 1910-1921; staff wages books, 1927-1946; claims book, 1921-1924; NAWU Magazine, 1920, 1928-35; MHIW Journal, 1935-37, 1941-42.
  • 15 boxes
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).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • Authority records exist for the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union (GB 0152 AAR1164) and the National Asylum Workers' Union (GB 0152 AAR1165).
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
  • Psychiatric hospitals -- Staff -- Labor unions -- Great Britain
  • Hospitals