Belfast Trades Council

Belfast Trades Council Archives

Linen Hall Library

The Belfast Trades Council Archives held at the Linen Hall Library consist of the Minutes of meetings held 1885-1916, 1934-8 and 1945-1970. The Council was founded in Belfast durng a period of intense industrial activity against a background of significantly increased population. It played an active role in matters of public interest and was a central authority for Trade Unions.

Manuscripts Collection

Linen Hall Library

The manuscripts collection consists of the archives of the Linen Hall Library, including minutes of the Society since its foundation in 1788; minute books of other local societies including Belfast Literary Society (1801- ); the Belfast Total Abstinence Society (1837-58); the Belfast Rhetoric Society (1842-54); the Institute of Journalists (Ulster District) (1890-1939); the Belfast Burns Society ( ...