Association of Correctors of the Press

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1953-65; annual reports, 1881-1965 (MSS.28/AC).

Report, 1869; letters, 1864-7; agreement, 1919 (MSS.39A/AC).

Minutes, 1854 (MSS.39B/AC

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Correctors of the Press was founded in 1854 and organised readers in a fifteen mile radius from the London General Post Office. It had no branches but chapels, general meetings, an annual meeting and an executive committee. In 1965 the Association of Correctors of the Press transferred its engagements to the National Graphical Association.

Reference: T.N. Shane (H.A.H. Healey), Passed for press, a centenary history of the Association of the Correctors of the Press.1954.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

Print union records were assigned one of two manuscript numbers. MSS.28 was given to those archives derived from the NGA London Region and MSS.39 to those derived from the NGA nationally. Subsequently MSS.39 was also used for the archives of all other national print unions, including SOGAT and Natsopa. Some records of the Association of Correctors of the Press are located at MSS.39A/AC and MSS.39B/AC where these records came to the Centre from the national NGA. The bulk are listed at MSS.28/AC according to the Centre's classification scheme. An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR134).

Custodial History

The London Region of the National Graphical Association began depositing the records of its predecessor, the Association of Correctors of the Press, in the Centre in 1974.