Postal Inspectors' Association

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1895-1924; conference proceedings, 1951-59; Postal Inspector, 1952-59.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Postal Inspectors' Association was established in 1895 and primarily represented members of the inspectorate and head postmen in outer London and the provinces. In July 1959 it amalgamated with the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers.

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


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 collections by an alphabetical suffix.

Access Information

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

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

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.


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 (MSS.225/COA), the Postmasters' Association (MSS.225/PMA)