Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff. Hayes Area Office

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Conference resolutions and reports, 1909-1922 (incomplete); files re civil aviation, 1972-81.

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.

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

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open but one file restricted

Note

Level : Fonds

Language of material : English unless otherwise stated

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

An initial deposit of files on indefinite loan from the Hayes Area Office of the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff was made in the Centre by R. Ascough on the 23rd October 1986. A further deposit of files was made by R. Ascough on the 16th February 1989. The Centre also holds some records of the national union (MSS.192/CA) and of the union's Crewe Branch (MSS.174) .