Postmen's Federation

Scope and Content

This collection includes: executive council minutes; resolutions of annual conference and executive; correspondence; periodical and other publications; research records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation was founded in 1891 following the collapse of an earlier organisation, the Postmen's Union. In 1919 it was one of the unions which amalgamated to form the Union of Post Office Workers (UPW).

Reference: Alan Clinton, 'Post Office Workers: a trade union and social history', London, 1984.

Access Information

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

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Custodial History

The papers of the Postmen's Federation were deposited by the Union of Post Office Workers / Union of Communications Workers. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made on 17 February 1977 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW).