Evening Standard Outside Chapel

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Evening Standard Outside Chapel (1924-2005), including: committee minute books of the Evening Standard Outside Chapel, 1928 - 2005; minute books of half yearly meetings of the Evening Standard Outside Chapel, 1924 - 1972; miscellaneous records of the Evening Standard Outside Chapel, including minute books of the Combined Chapel, records of the Sick Club, attendance records, subscription book and delegate name books, 1959 - 1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Evening Standard Outside Chapel represents the interests of distribution workers on the London newspaper, the Evening Standard, dealing with management on issues of newspaper distribution, employment, wages and working conditions. Its original headquarters were based at 47 Shoe Lane, EC4, the Chapel now resides at the print and distribution centre of Associated Newspapers Ltd in Harmsworth Quays, SE16.Originally part of the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers, the Chapel became affiliated to the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT) when the NUPBPW joined with the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants (Natsopa) in 1966. (Natsopa). The National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers became the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades Division A and Natsopa became the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades Division 1. The aim was to achieve a complete merger over time, but differences led to in-fighting and in 1972 the two divisions split, Division A retaining the name Society of Graphical and Allied Trades and Division 1 becoming the National Society of Operative Printers, Graphical and Media Personnel (but retaining the Natsopa acronym).In 1975, SOGAT officially became the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades 1975 (SOGAT '75) after amalgamation with the Scottish Graphical Association. In 1982, SOGAT '75 and Natsopa finally amalgamated to become the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades 1982 (SOGAT '82). In 1992, SOGAT '82 merged with the National Graphical Association to form the Graphical, Paper and Media Union, which subsequently merged with Amicus in 2005 to become that union's Graphical, Paper and Media industrial sector.

Arrangement

The Evening Standard Outside Chapel Archive is divided into the following four sections:

  • ESOC/1: Evening Standard Outside Chapel Committee Minute Books
  • ESOC/2: Evening Standard Outside Chapel Half Yearly Meeting minute books
  • ESOC/3: Other Records
  • ESOC/4: Digital Photographs

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Bishopsgate Institute by the Evening Standard Outside Chapel (John Cato, Rob Dickers and Brian Heller) on 14 May 2007.

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.