Swedish Food Workers´Union 1881-1950

SND-ID: snd0209-33. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002655


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sven Lundkvist - Uppsala University, Department of History

Carl-Göran Andrae - Uppsala University, Department of History

University of Gothenburg, Swedish social science data service rorId

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of History rorId


To enable regional statistical analyses, the Swedish Social Science Data Service (SSD) carried out a radical reorganization of the source material from the Popular Movement Archive 1881–1950 (https://doi.org/10.5878/002531) in the early 1990s. The original hierarchically structured county files were remade into a series of rectangular files in accordance with a division of the country which mainly coincides with the pre-1952 municipal division of towns and country municipalities. To achieve comparability with other data materials, the division used by Sten Berglund in Swedish electoral data 1911-1944 (https://doi.org/10.5878/000873) was chosen.

The Popular Movement Archive includes information on four denominations, six temperance movements, 59 trade unions and one political party, a total of 70 popular movements. For each of these, a special rectangular file has been created, covering the entire country, and comprising 2,576 units, the same number as in Swedish electoral data 1911-1944.

For further information see the document: SSD:s omorganisation av Folkrörelsearkivet 1881-1950

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome


The local organizations of the Swedish Food Workers´Union 1881-1950

Time period(s) investigated

1881 – 1950



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Aggregation
  • Description of the mode of collection: The source material from the Popular Movement Archive 1881–1950 has been organized in accordance with a division of the country which mainly coincides with the municipal division before 1952 with towns and rural municipalities. This aggregation means that the number of members no longer applies to an individual association, but to a group of associations that have in common that they belong to one and the same popular movement and exist within one and the same geographical area, i.e., one of the 2,576 units in the material. In addition, estimates of the number of members have been made for the years where information is missing.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 – 1992
  • Data collector: Swedish social science data service
  • Source of the data: Research data: Published, Research data
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of History

Other research principals

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Andrae, C. G., & Lundkvist, S. (1984) Arbetarhistoria, meddelanden från arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek; No. 31-32 1984.

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Version 1.0. 1992-11-01

Version 1.0: 1992-11-01

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002655

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Published: 1992-11-01
Last updated: 2023-07-06