Reference number
  • MSS.292
  • 1846-1960
  • Section
  • Registry files, principally comprising correspondence, reports, minutes, agreements, background documentation and collected documents, including printed items, 1920-1960.

    These records form part of the Trades Union Congress Archive (MSS.292) and was the first of four principal deposits by the TUC. This collection was deposited with the Centre in batches between 1987 and 1991. In October 1995, a further deposit of TUC papers, for the period 1888-1987, was received. These were not derived from the registry system and their contents predominantly cover the period 1920-1960. The deposit thus acts as a supplement to this one and was accessioned separately as MSS.292C.
  • 1616 boxes
  • The Parliamentary Committee and General Council minutes, Annual Congress Reports, TUC pamphlets and selected other series of papers are also available in microform.
  • The collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A photocopy of the TUC's subject index is available at the Centre.

    An authority file exists for the Trades Union Congress (GBR 0152 AAR1019).
Access Conditions
  • The archive is open to researchers without need for prior permission from the TUC. It is subject to a general ten year closure rule.
Access status
  • Open
  • Work environment -- Great Britain