Papers of the British Printing Industries Federation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Members Circulars, 1905-1984; Annual Reviews 1980-96.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation of Master Printers and Allied Trades of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in Apr 1901. In June 1931 the Federation's name was changed to the British Federation of Master Printers. In April 1974 its name was changed again to become the British Printing Industries Federation.

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The St Bride's Printing Library has generously presented to the Centre several volumes of Members Circulars. Annual Reviews 1980-96 were generously donated by the British Printing Industries Federation. This collection was deposited with the Centre by the British Printing Industries Federation in 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Originally processed by C Woodland in March 1997, using Word 6.0. A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Centre's searchroom. A paper copy of this collection level description is also available in the Centre's searchroom.

Authority records exist for The Federation of Master Printers and Allied Trades of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (GB 152 AAR1863), the British Federation of Master Printers (GB 152 AAR1864), and the British Printing Industries Federation (GB 152 AAR1837).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Other volumes in the Members Circulars series had been received earlier from the The St Bride's Printing Library as part of the Society of Lithographic Artists Designers Engravers and Process Workers and Society of of Graphical and Allied Trades archives. Those volumes have been kept in those archives but their are included in the file level list to aid researchers.