Records of the Scottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen Branch)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1853 - 1958; cash books, 1892 - 1928; subscription books, 1858 - 1928; register of apprentices, 1905 - 1936; correspondence, 1854 - 1867.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Aberdeen Typographical Society was formed in March 1853, with a membership of 39. It was dissolved little more than a year later, on 1 May 1854, and replaced by a new group called the Aberdeen Typographical Association (est. 22 May 1854). The Association became a branch of the Scottish Typographical Association in June 1885.

Sarah C. Gillespie, A Hundred Years of Progress: the record of the Scottish Typographical Association, 1853 - 1952 (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1953) contains more details about the organisation and its activities.

Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.

Arrangement

Arranged by record type, and chronologically therein

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

MS 2471 deposited in the University in 1964. MS 2648 deposited in 1967.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen. Contents of this list are searchable on-line at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/collects/stiqcgi/prelim01.html, via the Historic Collections database.

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

No copies known

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

Labour and Capital: a lecture delivered to the letter-press printers of Aberdeen under the auspices of the Aberdeen branch of the Scottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen: Arthur King and Co., 1858) is held in the University Local Collection. Full reference details are available from the library catalogue, accessible online at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

GB 231 MS 2649 and GB 231 MS 2650: Records of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (Aberdeen and Donside Branches), 1924 - 1949. GB 231 MS 3233: Records of Aberdeen University Press. This deposit contains records of several nineteenth and twentieth century Aberdeen printing presses, and associated literature about and produced by the printing trade.

Bibliography

No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Descriptive list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen. Contents of this list are searchable on-line at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/collects/stiqcgi/prelim01.html, via the Historic Collections database.

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

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