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 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.

Conditions Governing Access


Archivist's Note

The NUPT archive has been catalogued down to the unit of production. This is also available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives and on the National Inventory of Documentary Sources. See also the archive of the NGA in the Centre at MSS.39/N.

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR0133).

Custodial History

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


Accruals :

  • June 1995. Additional records delivered by Mr Hall of the Graphical Paper and Media Union London Region.