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Labour movement newspapers and journals

Masthead of 'The Dockers' Record'

Digital versions of some of the trade union and other labour movement periodicals held at the Modern Records Centre are available through three different online platforms - the MRC's catalogue, Warwick Digital Collections and the genealogical subscription service 'Find My Past'. Links to items currently available online are provided below. We will be adding more material to our online catalogue in the coming months.

Trade union journals and newspapers

Agriculture

National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union / National Union of Agricultural Workers

'The Labourer', 1915-1918

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

'The Land Worker', 1919-1940

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Building / construction

Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

'Trade Circular and General Reporter', 1921

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Clothing

National Union of Boot and Shoe Rivetters and Finishers / National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives

'Monthly Reports', 1877-1886

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Emergency services

Fire Brigades Union

'Firefighter', 1932-2001

Available through Warwick Digital Collections (free)

Health and welfare

Asylum Workers' Association

'The Asylum News', 1906

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

National Asylum Workers' Union

'NAWU Magazine', 1912-1929

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Poor Law Workers' Trade Union / Poor Law Officers' Union

'Monthly Notes', 1920-1922

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

'Poor Law Gazette', 1923-1930

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Insurance

Liverpool Victoria Workers' Union

'Victoria Gazette', 1915-1919

Available through Find My Past (subscription required)

Local government

National Association of Local Government Officers

'The Municipal Officer', 1916-1920

Available through Find My Past (subscription required)

Postal service

Postmen's Federation

'Postman's Gazette', 1895-1918

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

'The Postal Mentor', 1902

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Printing

General

'The Printer', 1843-1845

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Typographical Association

'Typographical Circular', 1874-1879, 1915-1919

Editions from 1874-1879 available through the MRC catalogue (free), editions from 1915-1919 available through Find My Past (subscription required)

Transport

Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants

'Railway Review', 1880-1881, 1884-1885, 1890-1892

Available through Warwick Digital Collections (free)

Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland

'The Dockers Record', 1901-1914

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

General Railway Workers' Union and others

'Railway Herald', 1896-1901

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

National Sailors' and Firemen's Union / National Union of Seamen

'The Seaman', 1908, 1912-1946

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

National Transport Workers' Federation

'The Transport Worker', 1911

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Railway Clerks' Association

'The Railway Clerk', 1904, 1908-1918

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Transport and General Workers' Union

'The Record', 1921-1931

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

General trades

Workers' Union

'Record', 1913-1920

Available through Find My Past (subscription required)

Other labour movement journals and newspapers

Newspapers for a general audience:

'The Weekly Tribune', 1904

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

'The British Worker' and 'The Scottish Worker' (General Strike newspapers), 1926

Available through Warwick Digital Collections (free)

The Labour Church

'The Labour Prophet', 1892-1897

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Local publications:

Clyde Workers' Committee

'The Worker', 1916

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

Social-Democratic Party, Carlisle

'The Border City Socialist', 1908-1910

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)

York Labour Representation Committee

'The York Labour News' and 'The York Daily Labour News', 1904-1906

Available through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue (free)