Reference number
  • WHS
Date
  • 1845-1977
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Personalia, including diaries, 1913-1977; membership cards, 1914-1966; notebooks, 1909-10; subject files re: General Strike; AEU, correspondence and other papers; Ministry of Production, National Production Advisory Council, minutes, and subject files, 1940-1951; Iron and Steel Corporation, minutes, subject files and notebooks, 1948-53; miscellaneous subject files, 1911-1977; photographs, 1940-9, n.d.

    National Minority Movement: Coventry branch minutes, 1925-30; Midland Bureau minutes, 1929-31; letters and handbills, 1924-30 (MSS.289); Coventry branch minutes, 1925 (MSS.180).
Extent
  • 16 boxes
Admin history
  • William Henry Stokes, born 1894. Trade unionist and Communist Party activist. Member of the Steam Engine Makers' Society, and elected to the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) National Committee in 1935. AEU Coventry District President, 1936; full-time AEU Divisional Officer, 1937. member of the Iron and Steel Corporation, 1950-3. Appointed Justice of the Peace, 1950, and Chairman of the Coventry bench from 1966. Died, 1977.

    Reference: "W. H. Stokes", Dictionary of Labour Biography, volume 10 (2000), pp. 182-187
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Papers of Richard Croucher (on William Henry Stokes)
Subject
  • Iron and Steel industry