National Union of Press Telegraphists

Scope and Content

Executive Committee minutes (1909-36; 1961-5); correspondence about annual conferences, telegraphists' cramp, agreements and the transfer of engagements to the NGA (1909-65); publications, including copies of the journal, The Press Telegraphist(1924-65); London and Manchester branch records (1910-65).

Administrative / Biographical History

The NUPT was founded in August 1909 and amalgamated with the National Graphical Association in June 1965. An outline of its history is given in the Jubilee Souvenir booklet included in the deposit (ref. MSS.39/PT/4/4/1).

Reference: John Gennard, A history of the National Graphical Association. London, 1990.

Access Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

The archive was deposited on indefinite loan by the National Graphical Association head office in June 1977.


June 1995. Additional records delivered by Mr Hall of the Graphical Paper and Media Union London Region.

Related Material

626 is boxed with the NUPT.