Papers of Bob Willis, trade union leader

Scope and Content

Records relating to Willis's roles with the London Society of Compositors/London Typographical Society, the TUC, the National Board for Prices and Incomes and the National Graphical Association.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert "Bob" Willis was General Secretary of the London Society of Compositors (LSC)/ London Typographical Society (LTS) (1945-63) and Joint General Secretary of the National Graphical Association (NGA) after merger (1963-9). He served on the General Council of the TUC, 1947-65 and on the National Board for Prices and Incomes (NBPI).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Other Finding Aids

Appraisal Information

Recommendations for weeding have yet to be made.

Custodial History

The Willis Papers were deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan from the National Graphical Association's head office in Bedford.


Accruals: 05/03/98: five additional boxes of miscellaneous material were deposited by J. Abbott from NGA head office at Bedford and delived by G. Holmes of NGA London Region.