Papers of the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1952-64; Supervising, 1952-66; agenda, 1952-66; publications; some subject files.

Administrative / Biographical History

In January 1952 the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association, the Central Telegraph Superintending Officers' Association and the London Postal Superintending Officers' Association, all members of the Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers, amalgamated together as the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers. The final member of the Federation, the Postal Inspectors' Association, did not join the Association until 1959. In 1969 the APOCO became the Post Office Management Staffs Association, changing its name again to the Communication Managers' Association in 1981.

Reference: Arthur Marshall and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. Volume 1 (Gower: Farnborough, 1980).

Arrangement

All those unions which have now merged to form the Communication Managers' Association have been given the reference MSS.225. They are further divided into fonds by an alphabetical suffix.

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 first deposit was made by the Communication Managers' Association on 4 March 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1981 and 1982.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this summary description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The collection is uncatalogued.

Authority records exist for the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers (GB 152 AAR1113), the Post Office Management Staffs Association (GB 152 AAR1112), the Communication Managers' Association (GB 0152 AAR1111), the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association (GB 152 AAR1114), the Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers (GB 152 AAR1140) and the London Postal Superintending Officers' Association (GB 152 AAR1118).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Constituent and related archives in the Centre include the papers of the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association and its predecessors.