Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1905-13; Reports, 1910-15; conference agendas, 1910-15.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees was formed in 1909 by the merger of the National Society of Telephone Employees with the National Association of Telephone Operators. In 1915 it merged with the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association to form the Post Office Amalgamated Engineering and Stores Association, the forerunner of the Post Office Engineering Union.

Reference: 75 years. A short history of the POEU.POEU, 1962 ; F. Bealey, The Post Office Engineering Union : the history of the Post Office Engineers, 1870-1970.London, 1976.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.135 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the National Communications Union (now itself part of the Communication Workers' Union) . Other material relating to this union can be found in the papers of the Post Office Engineering Union's Research Department (MSS.135B/RD) . Papers relating to L.S. Summers' history of the Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees are located at MSS.135/EU/3/4/28. There are also several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) .

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1062).

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees' papers form part of the archive of the National Communications Union. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in July 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) .