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Arthur Horner

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNA/PP/46

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Arthur Horner

Short Title: Arthur Horner

Creation date(s): c1915-1965

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4 boxes

Name of creator(s): Arthur Horner


Administrative/Biographical history: Arthur Lewis Horner was born in Merthyr Tydfil. In 1919 he was elected as checkweigher for Maerdy Colliery. He was one of the founder members of the British Communist Party established in 1920 and played a leading role in the establishment of the Miners' Minority Movement (MMM) in South Wales. Arthur Horner was the first communist to be elected as the President of the South Wales Miners' Federation (SWMF) in 1936, a position he held until 1946. He also held the post of General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1946 until his retirement in 1959. He died in 1968.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters etc., from Arthur Horner 1918-1938; letters etc. to Artur Horner 1919-1959; election material 1933-1935; material regarding union business 1921-1936; personal records 1915-c1965; printed material 1924-1957.


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Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Conditions governing reproduction: A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details.
No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Finding aids: A hardcopy list is available in the searchroom.

Language codes: eng wel


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Related material: Further related material can be found at GB 0217 SWCC : AUD/Project/10 Arthur Horner Study (audio recordings).


Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


Personal names
Horner , Arthur , 1894-1968

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