Annual reports, Executive Committee and Committee minutes, Conference reports, rule books, circulars to the Executive board, other papers including shop stewards handbooks, national agreements, price lists, membership cards, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and leaflets about the union and clothing industry. Branch records and Irish consultative committee records
Series 1 - Annual reports, 1915-1975 Series 2 - Executive Committee and Committee minutes, 1926-1991 Series 3 - Conference reports, 1926-1989 Series 4 - Rule books, 1921-1979 Series 5 - Circulars to the Executive board, 1936-1991 Series 6 - Other papers including shop stewards handbooks, national agreements, price lists, membership cards, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and leaflets about the union and clothing industry. Series 7 - Branch records including including Antrim branch, Belfast branch, Bolton branch, Bristol branch, Crewe branch, Down branch Dublin branch, Hebden Bridge branch, Leeds branch, Liverpool branch, London branches, Manchester branch, Medway branch, Nantwich branch, Newcastle Under Lyme branch, North Lancashire branch, St Helens branch, Wellingborough and Kettering branch, Wigan branch, Glasgow branch and Reading branch. Series 8 - Irish consultative committee records
In 1915 the United Garment Workers was created from an amalgamation of several tailors' trade unions from Leeds and London. In 1920 the Tailors and Garment Workers Union was formed with an amalgamation between the Scottish Operative Tailors and Tailoresses Association (1865) and the United Garment Workers Union. The National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers was formed in 1932 from an amalgamation of the Tailors and Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Society of Tailors and Tailoresses (1866) from Manchester. In 1991 the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers merged with the GMB.
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