Reference number
  • SMB
Date
  • 1920-1984
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • This list includes records of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers. Additional records for the NUSMW&B are listed under that collection.
    NEC minutes, 1960-83 (incomplete); biennial and other conference reports, 1933-83 (incomplete); reports, 1961-83 (incomplete); Monthly/Quarterly Journal, 1921-43; Fusion, 1947-69 (incomplete); district and branch minutes.
Extent
  • 10 boxes (8 [MSS.101], 2 [1018])
Admin history
  • The National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers was formed in July 1920 by an amalgamation of a large number of local societies which had previously been associated in a looser federal structure in the National Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers. In July 1959 it merged with the National Society of Coppersmiths, Braziers and Metalworkers to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Coppersmiths. In April 1967 this amalgamated with the Heating and Domestic Engineers' Union to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers. This union's rules of 1973 and 1975 are marked 'instituted 1921', suggesting direct continuity with the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers. In 1983 the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers merged with the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section) (TASS).

    Reference: Ted Brake, Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers( Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Arrangement
  • The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constitutent of the larger archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM), which includes the archives of many other predecessors and constituents of the National Union.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The records of many of the National Union's predecessors are also held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.101/SM). These include some other records of the National Union itself (MSS.101/SM/NAS). There are also further papers of the National Union elsewhere in the Centre's archives (MSS.411/SM).
Subject
  • Metal-workers -- Labor unions -- Great Britain
  • Building trades -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Great Britain