National Union of Press Telegraphists

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive Committee minutes (1909-36; 1961-5); correspondence about annual conferences, telegraphists' cramp, agreements and the transfer of engagements to the NGA (1909-65); publications, including copies of the journal, The Press Telegraphist (1924-65); London and Manchester branch records (1910-65).

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Press Telegraphists (NUPT) was founded in August 1909 and amalgamated with the National Graphical Association in June 1965 . An outline of its history is given in the Jubilee Souvenir booklet included in the deposit (ref. MSS.39/PT/4/4/1).

Reference: John Gennard, A history of the National Graphical Association (London, 1990. ).


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited on indefinite loan by the National Graphical Association head office in June 1977 .

Other Finding Aids

The NUPT archive has been catalogued down to the unit of production. This catalogue is available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives and on the National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the NUPT (GB 152 AAR0133).

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 not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the archive of the National Graphical Association at MSS.39/N.