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Birmingham City Council

The Trade Union Collection

The Social Sciences Library has a wide-ranging and historical collection of primary reference material concerning trade unions and political parties. We have Trade Union journals, minutes of meetings, annual reports and other items.

We also hold collections of material from various British political and radical movements dating from the 1800s.

If you are interested in Birmingham, we have a collection of minutes, correspondence and annual reports from the Birmingham Labour Group, West Midlands County Labour Party and Birmingham's Conservative Party. We also have a large collection of items from the Co-operative Organisation

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO WORK TO PREPARE FOR THE MOVE TO THE NEW LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM, THIS COLLECTION IS UNAVAILABLE TO VIEW AT PRESENT.

Trade Unions: recommended sites