National Society of Telephone Employees

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Conference agenda, 1909 (MSS.135/RD/Box 36); Telephone Review , 1906-9.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Society of Telephone Employees was founded in 1905. In 1909 it merged with the National Association of Telephone Operators to form the Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees.

Reference: 75 years. A short history of the POEU.POEU, 1962 ; F. Bealey, The Post Office Engineering Union : the history of the Post Office Engineers, 1870-1970.London, 1976.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.135 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the National Communications Union (now itself part of the Communication Workers' Union) . Other material relating to this union can be found in the papers of the Post Office Engineering Union's Research Department (MSS.135B/RD) . Some records of the National Society of Telephone Employees are located amongst papers relating to L.S. Summers' history of the Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees at MSS.135/EU/3/4/28. There are also several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) .

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1064).

Custodial History

The National Society of Telephone Employees' papers form part of the archive of the National Communications Union. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in July 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) .