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TitleMinutes, Reports and Related Papers of the Tobacco Workers Union No. 4 (Nottingham) District, 1862-1968
Extent17 boxes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; minutes, correspondence, accounts, ephemera, photographs.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe Tobacco Workers Union (TWU) had its origins in a number of craft unions dating back to 1834. In 1918, several small unions combined, remodelling in 1925 and adopting the title Tobacco Workers Union. In 1946 the TWU absorbed the Cigar and Tobacco Workers Union. Since about 1980 the TWU has been part of the Technical and Supervisory Section of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, based in London. There is no longer a Nottingham District office.
Custodial HistoryThe records were transferred to Nottingham University Library from the TWU Nottingham District Office in 1983. Three further volumes were added from the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Records held in the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick.
DescriptionThe main body of records dates from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, reflecting the administrative procedures as well as the practical functions of the union. There is a comprehensive series of minutes and contribution books (separate books for male and female workers), along with some accounts. There is also some correspondence, along circulars relating to specific issues e.g. relations with employers and other organisations, official disputes and social matters. There is a small amount of ephemera, including recruitment posters and Union journals, and a few photographs of strikes and Union officials.
MgtGroupTrade Union and Trade Associations
ArrangementMaterial has been divided into thirteen sections according to form (e.g. minutes, accounts).
TermTobacco workers - Labour unions - England - Nottingham
Industrial relations - England - Nottingham
Tobacco industry - Great Britain
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 32 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Old typescript catalogue, 14 pp Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

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Catalogue available from the website for Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
Related MaterialRecords of the central organisation of the Union as well as the Glasgow, Liverpool and London branches are held at Warwick University's Modern Records Centre. Ref. MSS.101/TW

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NA1189Tobacco Workers Union; No 4, Nottingham District
NA1189Tobacco Workers Union; No 4, Nottingham District
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