Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1888-1964; circulars, 1950-63; triennial General Council and Delegate meetings : agendas and reports, 1907-66; pr. quarterly and half-yearly reports, 1880-1948; Lithographer , 1949-68; rules, 1887-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries was formed in 1880 as the successor to the loosely federated Central Association of Lithographic and Copperplate Printers' Societies. The London Society of Lithographic Printers joined the amalgamation in 1912. It was followed by the Amalgamated Society of Litho Stone and Plate Preparers in 1920 and the London Society of Litho Music Printers in 1930. Several attempts to amalgamate with the Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers were unsuccessful. The Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries joined the National Graphical Association in 1969.

Reference: T. Sproat, History and progress of the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries....jubilee souvenir. 1930.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

The list brings together under one heading records deposited in 1974 (MSS.39A) and those deposited in 1987 (MSS.39). It does not include the extensive files of R.A.W. Emerick (MSS.39/EM), the last General Secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries before its transfer of engagements to the NGA in 1969. An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR130).

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers and Auxiliaries archive was initially deposited on indefinite loan in the Centre by the National Graphical Association in 1974. They were collected along with the records of other NGA predecessor organisations from Graphic House in Bedford by Richard Storey on the 18th April 1974.

Accruals

  • 09/01/87: Additional material delivered by the NGA from the office of Mr K. Haughton through the good offices of Mr. F.G. Tanner.