Papers of the Ministry of Labour Staff Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Ministry of Labour Staff Association minutes, 1925-1967; roll of honorary associate members, 1960-1972; Diamond Jubilee commemorative publication, 1972; The Aspirex, 1914-1924; The Civil Service Argus, 1925-1974

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Federation of Labour Exchange and Unemployment Insurance Clerks' Association was founded in 1913. It became the National Federation of Employment Department Clerks' Association in 1917. It became the National Association of Employment Department Officers in 1918. It became the National Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour in 1920. It became the National Association of Employment and Clerical Officers in 1921. It became the Ministry of Labour Staff Association in 1925 which merged with the Civil and Public Services Association in Feb 1973 to become the Civil and Public Services Association Department of Employment Section

Arrangement

This archive was received as part of a deposit by the Public and Commercial Services Union which was given the manuscript number MSS.415. Within the deposit the archives of each of the individual trade unions have been indicated by letters following the slash. Thus MSS.415/MLSA represents the Ministry of Labour Staff Association.The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see 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 archive was deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union in September 2000.

Other Finding Aids

A box list for MSS.415 is available in the Centre's searchroom. A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for The National Federation of Labour Exchange and Unemployment Insurance Clerks' Association (GB 152 AAR1692), the National Federation of Employment Department Clerks' Association (GB 0152 AAR1803), the National Association of Employment Department Officers (GB 0152 AAR1804), the National Association of Officers of the Ministry of Labour (GB 152 AAR1805), the National Association of Employment and Clerical Officers (GB 152 AAR1806), the Ministry of Labour Staff Association (GB 152 AAR0795) the Civil and Public Services Association (GB 152 AAR0765).

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 not expected.

Related Material

For additional archives of the Civil and Public Services Association see (MSS.48). The Centre also holds the archives of the Public and Commercial Services Union and many of its other predecessors (MSS.415).