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Labour movement newspapers and journals

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:

'The Labourer', 1915-1918

Journal of the National Agricultural Labourers' and Rural Workers' Union

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

'The Land Worker', 1919-1950

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

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


Building / construction:

'Trade Circular and General Reporter', 1921

Journal of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

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

'The Building and Monumental Workers' Trade Journal', 1924-1935, 1939-1941

Journal of the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland

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


Clerical:

'The Railway Clerk', 1904, 1908-1918

Journal of the Railway Clerks' Association

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

'The Clerk', 1908-1912, 1916-1931, 1938-1939

Journal of the National Union of Clerks

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


Clothing:

'Monthly Reports', 1877-1886

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

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

'Clothiers Operatives Monthly Gazette', 1898-1900

Journal of the Amalgamated Union of Clothiers' Operatives

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


Emergency services:

'Firefighter', 1932-2001

Journal of the Fire Brigades Union

Available through Warwick Digital Collections (free)


Engineering and metal workers:

'The Draughtsman', 1918-1920

Journal of the Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen

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

'Monthly Report and Journal', 1920-1923

Journal of the National Union of Foundry Workers

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


Health and welfare:

'The Asylum News', 1906

Journal of the Asylum Workers' Association

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

'NAWU Magazine', 1912-1929

Journal of the National Asylum Workers' Union

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

'Monthly Notes', 1920-1922

Journal of the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union / Poor Law Officers' Union

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

'Poor Law Gazette', 1923-1930

Journal of the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union / Poor Law Officers' Union

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

'Health Services Journal', 1946-1950

Journal of the Confederation of Health Service Employees

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


Insurance:

'Victoria Gazette', 1915-1919

Journal of the Liverpool Victoria Workers' Union

Available through Find My Past (subscription required)


Local government:

'The Municipal Officer', 1911-1920

Journal of the National Association of Local Government Officers

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

'Public Employees Journal', 1929-1936

Journal of the National Union of Public Employees

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


Postal service:

'Postman's Gazette', 1895-1918

Journal of the Postmen's Federation

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

'The Postal Mentor', 1902

Journal of the Postmen's Federation

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


Printing:

'The Printer', 1843-1845

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

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

Journal of the Typographical Association

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


Shop workers and salespeople:

'On The Road', 1883-1920

Journal of the United Commercial Travellers' Association of Great Britain and Ireland

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

'New Dawn', 1921-1922, 1924-1930

Journal of the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers

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


Transport:

'Railway Review', 1880-1892, 1906-1920

Journal of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants / National Union of Railwaymen

Available through Warwick Digital Collections and the Modern Records Centre catalogue (free)

'The Railway Express', 1890-1892

Journal of the General Railway Workers' Union and others

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

'Railway Herald', 1896-1901

Journal of the General Railway Workers' Union

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

'The Dockers Record', 1901-1914

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

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

'The Railway Clerk', 1904, 1908-1918

Journal of the Railway Clerks' Association

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

'The Seaman', 1908, 1912-1946

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

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

'The Transport Worker', 1911

Journal of the National Transport Workers' Federation

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

'The Record', 1921-1931

Journal of the Transport and General Workers' Union

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

'The International Seafarer', 1923-1930

Journal of the International Propaganda Committee of Revolutionary Transport Workers

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


General trades:

'Record', 1913-1920

Journal of the Workers' Union

Available through Find My Past (subscription required)


Other labour movement journals and newspapers


Newspapers for a general audience:

'The Labour Prophet', 1892-1897

Journal of the Labour Church

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

'The Weekly Tribune', 1904

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

'The British Worker' and 'The Scottish Worker', 1926

General Strike newspapers published by the Trades Union Congress and the Scottish Trades Union Congress

Available through Warwick Digital Collections (free)


Local publications:

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

Journal of York Labour Representation Committee

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

'The Border City Socialist', 1908-1910

Journal of the Social-Democratic Party, Carlisle

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

'The Worker', 1916

Journal of the Clyde Workers' Committee

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