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Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) records

  • GB 1847 STUC
  • Collection
  • 1897 - ?

The Archive holds all the surviving documentation relating to the STUC and its business from 1897 onwards. The scope of the collection covers the business of the STUC and its annual Congress , the General Council and its Committees, surviving General Secretary files, STUC publications, non STUC publications relating to STUC business, surviving Trades Councils documentation and a vast selection of issue and subject based folders relating to the work of the STUC. The collection also holds ephemera, posters and photographs. The collection is still being worked on and the scope and content will be updated to reflect this work.

-Parliamentary Committee minutes 1897-1923 becoming General Council and its Committees minutes and papers 1923 onwards (moving wall with past 7 years kept at STUC offices in Glasgow)
-STUC annual reports 1897-1989 (last annual report published 1989)
-STUC correspondence relating to Congress 1964 to 1980
-General Council reports 1957 onwards (incomplete)
-Congress proceedings on audio tapes 1989-2003
-Annual Congress programmes 1990 onwards
-President's address to Congress 1999 onwards
-Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) minutes and papers 1926 onwards
-Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) minutes and papers 1938 onwards
-Disputes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
-Economic Committee minutes and papers 1950s to 1980s
-Whisky Industry Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
-Transport Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s; Energy Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s; Education Committee minutes and papers 1960s to 1980s
-Entertainment and Arts Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s including material on Mayfest, Scottish Opera, SNO, Scottish Theatre Trust, GFT, Scottish Ballet, Arts Council, and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival
-General Purposes Committee and Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
-Health and Social Services Committee minutes and papers 1980s
-Organisation Committee minutes and papers 1926 to 1968
-James Jack (General Secretary 1963 to 1965) papers and correspondence 1960s to 1970s
-James Milne (General Secretary 1976 to 1986) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
-The speeches of Campbell Christie (General Secretary 1986 to 1998) 1985 to 1998
-John Henry (Depute General Secretary 1978 to 1988) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
-STUC issues: issues and subject folders relating to STUC business 1960s to 1980s (alphabetic list available in reading room)
-Further subject papers relating to: electricity privatisation 1987-1988
-Scotch Whisky Combined Committee 1977-1981
-Work Time Debate Seminar 1996; Petrochemical industry, Grangemouth 1984-1985; Petrochemicals: Highlands and Islands Development Board Committee 1979
-Gay and lesbian issues 1993-1995
-STUC Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Forum 1995
-Trade Union delegation for Central America 1985
-Robert Smillie Fund 1933-1944
-Devolution campaign 1970-1984
-NHS privatisation 1984-1990
-Anti-racist march and rally 1999 onwards
-STUC constitution 1988-1989
-STUC publications 1897 onwards including annual reports, GC reports, Congress programmes, subject specific publications, STUC published histories, circulars 1970s to 1980s, press statements 1970s to 1980s and circulars and statements from 2006 onwards
-Scottish TUC Bulletin 1950-1971
-Scottish Trade Union Review 1978 onwards (incomplete)
-Non STUC publications 1912 to 1990 including TUC reports 1912-1987 (incomplete), TUC General Council reports 1940-1985 (incomplete), Labour Party annual reports 1914-1976 (incomplete), ICTU [Irish Congress of Trade Unions] annual reports 1952-1958 (incomplete), ICTU 1963-1981 (incomplete). Labour Research (publication) 1960-1990; Trades Councils minutes, correspondence and papers 1880s to 1980s (incomplete)

Scottish Trades Union Congress