Catalogue description Paul Worm Automotive Industrial Relations Collection

This record is held by Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

Details of MSS.356
Reference: MSS.356
Title: Paul Worm Automotive Industrial Relations Collection

Rover Combine Shop Stewards' Committee minutes, 1952-55, 1959-60; Rover Group senior shop stewards' minutes, 1971-80 (incomplete); various Rover Solihull / Garrison Street shop stewards' minutes, 1960-83; Rover Tyseley Shop Stewards' Committee minutes, 1949-70; subject files; claims & grievance reports of Leyland Solihull, 1978-81; shop steward diaries, 1970-80 (incomplete); tapes & transcripts of interviews with Rover employees, 1979, 1982-3; Leyland agreements, 1970-83.


Transport and General Workers' Union. Rover Solihull 5/357 branch : minutes, 1960-79; Rover Solihull TGWU Production Shop Stewards minutes, 1972-80; Rover Solihull TGWU Works Committee, 1975-80 and other Rover Co. branches' papers

Date: 1949-83
Related material:

Researchers should note that the Peter Nicholas papers (MSS.309) contain material from Rover / British Leyland from a similar period. Indeed, Nicholas lent some material to Worm to assist the latter in his research.


Other records from Paul Worm located elsewhere:


Four minute books, including 1922 Lock-out Committee and NUVB branch, 1944-8, were transferred to Coventry City Record Office.


Five Rover press-cuttings books: 1950 strike, redundancy dispute, 1955, Company News, 1960-2: Modern Records Centre (ref. MSS.226/RO/10/1-5).


Rover Magazine, (nos. 2,4,7,8) 1945-6 (ref. MSS.226/RO/4/3/1-4).


Rover News, vols. 1-7 (lacking some issues), 1961-7 (ref. MSS.226/RO/4/4/1-7).

Held by: Warwick University: Modern Records Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Worm, Paul, fl 1949-1983

Physical description: 9 series
Access conditions:


Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were kindly donated to the Centre by Paul Worm in July 1995.

  • Rover Group, Birmingham
  • Labour relations
Administrative / biographical background:

Paul Worm conducted over fifty interviews with Rover trade unionists and management, which form the core of this collection. The interviews took place in the period 1982-3 as part of a research project that Paul Worm undertook with Professor Steven Tolliday under the auspices of the King's College Research Centre, Cambridge. Also included in the collection are interviews and detailed descriptions of shop stewards' meetings from a research project at British Leyland in 1979.

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