Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff. Crewe Branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1910-36 and 1964-74; text of article on Bill Latham, branch financial secretary, 1913-55.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff was founded as the National Union of Clerks in 1890 and later changed its name to the National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers in 1920. It merged with the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries in 1940 to form the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union (CAWU). In 1972 the union changed its name to the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff. In 1989 APEX merged with the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.

The Crewe Branch was inaugurated in November 1910.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions Vol. 1: Non-Manual Unions.(Gower, 1980).

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Alternative Form Available

The deposit at the Centre consists of photocopies. The originals were returned to R. Price.

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff (GB 152 AAR819) and its predecessors : the Clerical and Administrative Workers' Union (GBR 0152 AAR820); the National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers (GBR 0152 AAR821); and the National Union of Clerks (GBR 0152 AAR823).

Custodial History

Three minute books from the Crewe Branch of the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff were placed on temporary deposit in the Centre by R. Price for photocopying on the 4th January 1978. R. Price collected the originals on the 21st September 1978. The Centre also holds some records of the national union (MSS.192/CA) and of the union's Hayes Area Office (MSS.279) .