Collection SOHC 2 - Singer strike, 1911

Zone d'identification

Cote

GB 249 SOHC 2

Titre

Singer strike, 1911

Date(s)

  • Digital copies 2016 (Production)
  • Original recordings, 1988 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

3 compact cassettes + associated digital files (8 BWF, 6 MP3, 2 MS word)

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(Established 1995)

Histoire administrative

The Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) was set up within the Department of History at the University of Strathclyde in 1995. Since its foundation the SOHC has been involved in a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities designed primarily to encourage the use of ‘best practice’ oral history methodology in Scotland. Until 2005, the SOHC was directed by Professor Callum Brown, since then by Professor Arthur McIvor.

Histoire archivistique

Transferred in 2015 and 2016 from SOHC. The project had not been assigned a SOHC Archive ID. The original recordings were made in 1988 using a cassette recorder. In 2016, they were digitised to uncompressed, unaltered 24 bit/96kHz BWF format for preservation. Enhancements were made to improve sound quality when necessary and 16bit/48kHz MP3 copies created for access.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Conversations between members of Glasgow Labour History Workshop and former Singer employees, discussing working conditions and the strike at the Singer sewing machine plant in Clydebank, Scotland, March / April 1911.

Clydeside industrialists began to introduce scientific management practices in 1910. The Singer sewing machine plant in Clydebank became the site of the first explicit confrontation between capital and labour in Scotland resulting from the ensuing reorganisation of work processes. Within two days of twelve female cabinet polishers going on strike, the Singer works became paralysed as the majority of the 11,000 workforce joined in.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

No access restrictions.

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

This collection is part of the Scottish Oral History Centre Archive.

Descriptions associées

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Genre

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Langue(s)

  • anglais

Écriture(s)

Sources

Zone des entrées