London Trades Council Papers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5215 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
London Trades Council Papers on Microfilm, 1860-1953
Collection Number:
5215 mf
Creator:
London Trades Council
Quantity:
11 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Minutes (administrative records), papers (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Minutes and papers of the London Trades Council.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The London Trades Council was a labour organisation, uniting London's trade unionists. It was founded in May 1860, it was one of four such organisations, including the Sheffield Trades Council, the Glasgow Trades Council and the Edinburgh Trades Council.
The Council helped organise labor to stand up to the employers for better working conditions.
Once the Trades Union Congress (TUC) was founded in 1868, the Labor Trades Council lost their national leadership role, but, stayed the most important trades council in the country.
By 1953 the Council had become quite radical and was re-organised by the TUC and re-founded as the London Federation of Trades Councils, which became the Greater London Association of Trades Councils (GLATC), in 1974.
SUBJECTS

Names:
London Trades Council.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes (administrative records)
Papers (documents)
Microfilm.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
London Trades Council Papers on Microfilm #5215 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1 1860-1882
Reel 2 1883-1890
Reel 3 1891-1893
Reel 4 1894-1898
Reel 5 1899-1909
Reel 6 1910-1924
Reel 7 1925-1938
Reel 8 1939-1949
Reel 9 1950-1953
Reel 10 1860-1953
Reel 11 1861-1952