Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association

Scope and Content

This collection includes: central or executive committee minutes, etc.; documents relating to conference proceedings; periodical and other publications; Liverpool and Manchester branch records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association was established in 1881 as an organisation of provincial telegraph clerks. London telegraphers joined in 1889. It merged with the United Kingdom Postal Clerks' Association in 1914 to form the Postal and Telegraph Clerks' Association.

Reference: Alan Clinton, 'Post Office Workers: a trade union and social history' (London, 1984).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association's papers were deposited by the Union of Communication Workers. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made on the 17th February 1977 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW).

Related Material

Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department; Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement; Postal and Telegraph Clerks' Association; Communication Workers' Union; Union of Communication Workers (formerly the Union of Post Office Workers); Post Office Engineering Federation (POEF); National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations; Post Office Engineering Union;Association of Wireless and Cable Telegraphists;Association of Wireless Telegraphists