National Union of Teachers Photographic Archive

Scope and Content

Photographs used in the National Union of Teachers' (NUT) internal publication 'The Teacher', including photographs of: school classes; school holidays and field trips; protests and demonstrations; conferences and meetings; school activities and sports; school buildings; teaching staff; and cartoons regarding education and the teaching profession (c1900-1990)

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a trade union for school teachers. It was founded in 1870 as the National Union of Elementary Teachers (NUET), and changed its name in 1888 to become the National Union of Teachers (NUT) which is how it is currently known. The NUT campaigned for improved teachers’ pay and conditions, and to improve state education. In 1915 NUT moved to its current address at Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1.Throughout its history the NUT has been involved in various demonstrations and strikes concerning education and the teaching profession, particularly in the 1980s as a result of pay disputes. The NUT remained involved in campaigning and protests throughout the 1990s and 2000s for teachers’ salaries, the rights of minorities, and international work. The NUT remains a major body for the representation of school teachers in England and Wales, and continues to campaign for education and the teaching profession.In 1872 the NUT launched its weekly journal The Schoolmaster, which served as a platform for education debate. The journal's name was later changed‘The Teacher’, which continues to be its current title.


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Kevin Courtney (General Secretary of the NUT) 24 November, 2016

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue and handlist available in researcher's area

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.