Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1917-51; agreements, 1918-38.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Wallpaper Workers' Union's first General Secretary, Charles Kean, initiated in 1917 the Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation which brought together the Paper Stainers' Union of General Workers, the Amalgamated Society of Machine Paper Stainers and Colour Mixers of Great Britain, the Amalgamated Union of Engravers to Calico Printers and Paper Stainers (of which Kean was General Secretary between 1899 and 1920) and the Amalgamated Society of Block, Roller and Stamp Cutters. The Federation was dissolved in 1951.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR144).

Conditions Governing Use

Any proposal to write the complete history of the union should be referred to the Head of Education and Training at the Graphical, Paper and Media Union. Please consult an archivist.

Custodial History

The Wallpaper Stainers' Trade Union Federation records form part of the National Union of Wallcoverings, Decorative and Allied Trades archive. This was collected by Richard Storey on the 20th May 1980 and deposited on indefinite loan in the Centre.