Collection SC Labour History - Labour History collection

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GB 249 SC Labour History


Labour History collection


  • 1890-2002 (Creation)

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8 metres
Books; microfilm

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Archival history

The books originally belonged to Walter Bell (1883-1960) who was a member of the Independent Labour Party and a union activist, and James Robertson, a railway signalman who worked with L.N.E.R..

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the University of Strathclyde by Walter A. M. Bell, son of Walter Bell (1883-1960), c. 2000. The collection has been supplemented with related material from main library stock.

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Scope and content

Collection of works on socialism and left wing politics.

Includes microfilm copies of:

  • Scottish Trades Union Congress minutes, 1897-1951
  • Scottish Trades Union Congress annual reports, 1897-1931
  • Hamilton Labour Party records, 1918-1951
  • Labour politics in Glasgow, 1894-1951
  • Glasgow Trades Council minutes and annual reports, 1858-1951
  • Scottish women's suffrage movement, 1902-1933

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All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPLH" to find a full list of titles in the Labour History collection

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