Records of the Glasgow Typographical Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of the Society; Contribution books; Quarterly reports; Rules and Standing Orders; Financial records; Membership records; Branch and Section records; Chapel records; Correspondence and Agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Typographical Society was formed in 1817 by the letter-press printers of Glasgow, to represent the master printers and other workers in the industry. It was one of the earliest trade unions in Britain and campaigned for workers employment rights and pay. The Society also provided financial support to members who had fallen on hard times. The Glasgow Typographical Society became a branch of the Scottish Typographical Association when the latter was founded in 1853. The Scottish Typographical Association was renamed the Scottish Graphical Society in 1973, and this body later became part of the trade union, Amicus.

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Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: November 2007.

Related Material

Later records are held by Amicus