National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1901-18, and other records, 1908-18 (MSS.148); minutes, 1913-20 (MSS.135/NJC).

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations was formed in 1896, comprising the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association, the Fawcett Association, the United Kingdom Postal Clerks' Association and the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association. It represented the interests of the Post Office trade unions until the establishment of Whitleyism.

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 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) . Other material relating to this union can be found in the papers of the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW) . 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 AAR1103).

Custodial History

The National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations' 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) .