Staff Department

Scope and Content

Papers of the Staff Department of the National Coal Board, comprising papers concerning industrial disputes, two training registers and a paper on progressive education of colliery employees titled 'The Ladder Plan'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Staff Department was formed in 1959. Its functions were to assist and advise management on staff structure, staff selection and training, and to reconcile the immediate needs of management with the wider and long-term needs of the industry. [Information taken from The National Archive Catalogue, COAL 33, accessed 21 Jul 2017.]


Original order reconstructed.

Custodial History

This subfonds is made up of material brought together from different accessions deposited by the National Coal Board and the British Coal Corporation. DNCB/23 (acc. no: U1966/2140)

DNCB/29 (acc. no: U1970/2687)

DNCB/67 (no accession number identified)

The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.