Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Membership cards, 1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

The union was founded in March 1896 as the Postal Telegraph Linemen and Mechanics' Association of the United Kingdom. It changed its name to the Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department in August 1896. In 1901 it merged with the Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement to become the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association.

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 Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme ( see the Centre's home page ), which is compatible with the General International Standard Archival Description ( ISAD(G) ).

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). 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 AAR1067).

Custodial History

The Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department's 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) .