Printers' Charitable Corporation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports and accounts, 1932-85; annual festival/benefit programmes, 1878-1984 (incomplete); Printers Pie, 1906-17, 1943, 1950 .

Administrative / Biographical History

The Printers' Pension Society was founded in London in 1827. It was soon followed in c.1837 by the Printers' Almshouse Society and then in 1863 by the Printers' Orphan Asylum. In 1865 all three societies were incorporated by Royal Charter under the title of the Printers' Pension, Almshouse and Orphan Asylum Corporation. In 1972 this became the Printers' Charitable Corporation.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive is at present uncatalogued. An authority file exists for this corporate body.

Custodial History

The papers were given to the Centre in 1987.