Medical Practitioners' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1919-71; Medical World.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded as the Medico-Political Union in 1914, the union became the Medical Practitioners' Union in 1922. It amalgamated with the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs in 1970.

Reference: George S. Bain, Growth of white-collar unionism.Clarendon : Oxford, 1970; Clive Jenkins and Barrie Sherman, White collar unionism : the rebellious salariat.Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Written permission from Manufacturing, Science, Finance is required before access allowed to the records; unpublished material may not be consulted for ten years after its composition; Manufacturing, Science, Finance's approval is to be sought for the publication of previously unpublished material.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.79 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (now part of Manufacturing, Science, Finance) . There are several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS).

An authority file exists for the Medical Practitioners' Union (GB 152 AAR1049) and its predecessor, the Medico-Political Union (GBR 0152 AAR1050).

Custodial History

The Medical Practitioners' Union's papers form part of the archive of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in January 1975 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS) .