- Minutes, 1911-1991;
- Association handbooks, 1930-2009;
- Book exhibitions and conferences, 1920-2001;
- Commemorative dinners, 1932-1986;
- Photographs, c1950;
- Publications, 1976;
- Inscribed artefacts, 20th century.
Records of the Scottish Association of Publishers' Educational Representatives, trade association, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Scottish Association of Publishers' Educational Representatives (SAPER) was instituted on 18 April 1911 at a meeting of 18 scottish representatives of educational publishing firms. The aims of the assocation were to express the opinions of its members; to protect the professional interests of its members and the firms they represent; to ensure standards of conduct of its members; and to provide a benevolent fund for financial relief of its members and their dependents during times of illness or distress. Membership was open to representatives of educational prublishing firms who regularly visited schools in Scotland. The association was managed by an executive council consisting of the president, ex-president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and four other members. The benevolent fund was administered by three trustees. Application for membership and election of the executive council and trustees were decided by vote at the Annual General Meeting.
The association organised exhibitions exclusively for its members to display their educational publications to school and education department representatives. They also attended book exhibitions and conferences organised by others including the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Publishers Association, Scottish Infant Mistresses' Association and scottish regional education departments.
Arranged chronologically within record series
Conditions Governing Access
Gift: Hodder Gibson, publishers, Glasgow : 18 Dec 2015 : ACCN 3994
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Held by Robert Gibson & Sons, publishers, Glasgow, which became part of Hodder Gibson, publishers, Glasgow, in the early 2000s. It was gifted to the University of Glasgow Archives by arrangement with John Mitchell, Managing Director of Hodder Gibson, in December 2016.
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.
Fonds level description compiled by Kirsty Menzies, Catalogue Data Assistant, 03 Oct 2017.