Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1885-1982; membership register, 1885-1919; annual reports, 1888-1980; journals, 1929-82; some district and branch records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers was founded in 1885 as the National Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Writers, Copperplate and Wood Engravers. After a number of name changes it became the Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers in 1922. In 1972 it absorbed the smaller United Society of Engravers. It amalgamated with the National Graphical Association in 1982 to form the National Graphical Association (1982).

Reference: The Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers, A record of fifty years 1885-1935. London, 1935.

Reference: John Gennard, A history of the National Graphical Association. London : Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR117).

Custodial History

The Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers & Process Workers archive was collected from SLADE House in London in August 1982 after the union's amalgamation with the National Graphical Association. It is deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan.