National Union of Journalists

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1907-55; some correspondence files, 1925 and 1961-72; papers of J.S. Dean; some records of branches, 1908-60.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Journalists was founded in 1907 and has since not had any major amalgamations with other unions. Between 1920 and 1923 and since 1940 the union has been affiliated to the Trades Union Congress.

Reference: C.J. Bundock, The National Union of Journalists : An jubilee history.Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1957.

Conditions Governing Access


Archivist's Note

An interim list of the archive, partially to file level, is available in the Centre's searchroom. The Centre also holds the records of Rev. John Hunter Harley (MSS.60) , an early president of the union. An authority file exists for the National Union of Journalists (GB 152 AAR1307).

Custodial History

The records were deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan in March 1975.


  • 2nd December 1975 : 1 parcel of material re Royal Commission on the Press, received by post from NUJ Research and Training Officer [indefinite loan].

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