|Administrative History||An Aberdeen branch of the Scottish National Federation of House and Ship Painters was established in 1889. Its name was changed to the Scottish Amalgamated Society of House and Ship Painters ca 1900, and then to the Scottish Painters' Society, ca 1910. It merged with the Amalgamated Painters' Society in January 1963, and from this date became known as the Scottish Division of the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators. |
Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, 'History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen', (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, 'Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900', (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'Historical Directory of Trade Unions', 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
|Custodial History||Deposited in the University in Feb 1968, by R.S. Lennox, District Secretary, Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators (Scottish Division: Aberdeen District), excepting the Minutes of the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators, Aberdeen No.2 (Branch 625), 1968 - 1971, which was deposited in June 2004 (Accession 80).|
|Description||Scottish Painters' Society (Aberdeen Branch) and its predecessors: minute books, 1891 - 1962; accident fund book, 1900 - 1925; out of work register, 1900 - 1926; rules and regulations, 1917, 1930; Scottish National Operative Plasterers’ Union rule book, 1948 - 1949; 'Scottish Painters' Society Monthly Journal' (from 1947, 'Scottish Painters' Journal'), 1932 - 1962.|
Minutes of the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators, Aberdeen No.2 (Branch 625), 1965-1968, 1968-1971; Members Register, 20th century.
|Copyright||Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation. Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the University Archivist and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material. |