Records of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (Donside and Aberdeen Branches)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

S.O.G.A.T. (Donside branch) Printed papers re. strike action at Mugiemoss Paper Mills, Aberdeen, Oct - Nov 1936

S.O.G.A.T (Aberdeen Branch, Division 1) Minutes [of the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants, Division 1], 1924 - 1949

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT) was formed in 1786, by an amalgamation of 3 bookbinding lodges in London, and since then has extended to cover workers in general printing, newspapers, bookbinding and allied trades. It has merged with a number of other organisations, most recently, the Scottish Graphical Association.

An Aberdeen branch of the society was established by 1924, at which time it was known as the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants, Division 1. The Donside branch was formed by 1936.

Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.

Arrangement

Arranged by branch

Conditions Governing Access

Permission required from Aberdeen branch Secretary for access to GB 231 MS 2650. Access thereafter, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet.

Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 2649 deposited in the University in 1967 by the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades, Donside branch. GB 231 MS 2649 deposited in the University in 1967 by the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades, Donside branch. GB 231 MS 2650 deposited in 1968 by the Secretary, Society of Graphical and Allied Trades, Aberdeen Branch, Division 1.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen. Contents of this list are searchable on-line at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/collects/stiqcgi/prelim01.html, via the Historic Collections database.

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

GB 231 MS 2648 and GB 231 MS 2471; Records of the Scottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen Branch), 1853 - 1958. GB 231 MS 2648 and GB 231 MS 2471; Records of the Scottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen Branch), 1853 - 1958. GB 231 MS 3233: Records of Aberdeen University Press. This deposit contains records of several nineteenth and twentieth century Aberdeen printing presses, and associated literature about and produced by the printing trade.

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Additional Information

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