Typographical Association

Scope and Content

Series 1 - reports and Typographical Circular journal, 1877-1990

Series 2 - delegate meeting and National Council reports, 1893-1992

Series 3 - rule books

Series 4 - agreements

Series 5 - other papers including handbooks, booklets and register of members and international papers

Series 6 - branch records including Birmingham branch, Bradford branch, Grimsby branch, Hull branch, Leicester branch, Liverpool branch, Midlands region, Northern Counties region, North Western region, Nottingham branch, Norwich branch, Oldham branch, Scarborough branch, Scottish Typographical Association, Sheffield branch, Wakefield branch, Watford branch, Watmough Chapel, West Yorkshire branch and Yorkshire region.

Series 7 - Leeds Typographical Society, 1837-1988 - Quarterly reports, branch commitee minutes, accounts and balance sheets and other papers including scrapbooks, leaflets and correspondence.

Series 8 - London Typographical Society, 1901-1985 - Annual reports, conference reports and other papers including agreements, arbitration awards and souvenir booklets

Series 9 - Manchester Typographical Society, 1825-1991 - Reports, minute books, rule books and other papers including agreements, souvenir booklets and membership registers

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manchester Typographical Society was formed in 1797 and Leeds Typographical Society in 1810. The Provincial Typographical Association was formed in 1849. In 1877 the Provinicial Typographical Association changed its name to the Typographical Association. Leeds Typographical Society joined the Typographical Association in 1895 and Manchester Typographical Society joined by 1914. In 1964 the Typographical Association amalgamated with the London Typographical Association to form the National Graphical Association. In 1990 the National Graphical Association amalgamated with the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades 1982 (SOGAT '82) to form the Graphical, Paper and Media Union.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

Other records are available at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick:

Typographical Association, 1849-1963 (MSS.39 and MSS.1086)