Collection includes: Rules of the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries; Annual Reports 1918-1939; agenda for annual conference. Pamphlets include: 'The cost of living for women clerical workers: some facts and figures' 1922; 'New employment insurance rules' 1928; 'The women clerk and her rights' 1929; 'Guide to the benefits and social services of the Association' 1931; 'Healthy offices for clerical workers' 1934. Journal 'The Woman Clerk' 1918-1931, 'Newsletter' 1927-1941.
Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries
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- ReferenceGB 1924 HD 6661 Z7
- Dates of Creation1918-1941
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description17 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries was formed in 1903 as the Association of Shorthand Writers and Typists. Initially the membership of the ASWT was not confined to women, but they always took the leading role, and the change of name to 'AWCS' in 1912 reflected the reality on the ground. In 1941 it merged with the National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers (founded in 1890 as the National Union of Clerks), to form APEX, initially known as the Clerical and Administrative Workers Union.
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Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of the Genesis 2008 Project.
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Marsh, Arthur & Ryan, Victoria, The Clerks: a history of APEX, 1890-1989, Malthouse P., 1997