Papers of the Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1916-51; Supervising, 1920-51; publications, 1937-9; some subject files.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers was founded in 1916 as the Joint Committee of Post Office Supervisory Officers. It was an umbrella organisation for a number of unions covering supervising officers and changed its name in 1918. In January 1952 it ceased to exist as a result of the formation of the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association, which was created by an amalgamation of most of its members.

Reference: Arthur Marshall and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. Volume 1 (Gower: Farnborough, 1980).

Arrangement

All those unions which have now merged to form the Communication Managers' Association have been given the reference MSS.225. They are further divided into fonds by an alphabetical suffix.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The first deposit was made by the Communication Managers' Association on 4 March 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1981 and 1982.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this summary description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The collection is uncatalogued.

Authority records exist for the Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers (GB 152 AAR1140) and the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers (GB 152 AAR1113).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Constituent and related archives in the Centre include the papers of the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association and its predecessors: the Postal Inspectors' Association, the Postmasters' Association, the London Postal Superintending Officers' Association, the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers, the Post Office Management Staffs Association, the Communication Managers' Association , the Union of Communication Workers, the National Communications Union, the Society of Post Office Executives and the Council of Post Office Unions.