Annual reports, 1914, 1917-18, 1983; conference reports and agendas, 1964-79, 1991, 1994, (incomplete); correspondence files especially re industrial relations, including Exeter workshops dispute, 1979-83; Ministry of Labour, 1947-68; international blind organisations, 1950-4; National League of the Blind and Disabled Yearbook, 1986. The Advocate, 1969, 1982-93. The Blind Advocate, 1971-1981.
The National League of the Blind and Disabled
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The National League of the Blind and Disabled is a small registered trade union of visually impaired and disabled people which was originally known as the National League of the Blind. The League has 50 branches, working to promote the education, training, employment and general welfare of blind and disabled people. Formed in 1899, affiliated to TUC 1902, affiliated to the Labour Party 1909. Active with Regional Councils in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The League publishes its journal The Advocateand Braille version The Horizonon a regular basis. Reference: Chris Cook and David Waller, The Longman Guide to Sources in Contemporary British history. 1 : Organisations and Societies ( (Longman, 1994)).
The papers are uncatalogued.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan in 1995. The deposit and delivery was arranged and carried out by Mr P. Carter of the GMB.
Other Finding Aids
A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.
An authority record exists for National League of the Blind and Disabled (GB 152 AAR1308) .
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place
Further deposits are not expected.