Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to plans for the conversion of Lucas Aerospace from armaments manufacture to civilian products

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Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Papers relating to the Lucas Aerospace Corporate plan, a worker and trade union led strategy to avoid workforce layoffs at Lucas Aerospace, Birmingham, by converting production from armaments to civilian products, 1976-1980. File includes: typescript article, ‘New technologies: whose right to chose?’ by Mike Cooley, activist in the formulation of the Lucas corporate plan; copy of newsletter ‘The right to useful work’, special supplement of Voice of the Unions, [1978]; photographs of prototype road-rail hybrid vehicle and electric power pack for cars and light vehicles sent to Maurice Wilkins. Also manuscript notes for a speech by Wilkins, 1981, with reference to the sacking of Cooley and the merits of the plans.



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The original material is held at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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