Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1921-59.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London based Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union formed an autonomous part of the Wallpaper Workers' Union from its foundation in 1919. Records of an independent Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union prior to 1919 have not survived with this collection. In 1957 a rift developed which almost led to the Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union's departure from the Wallpaper Workers' Union but which may ultimately have led to its absorption into the main union in 1960 when its secretary, C.Wright, became London Branch secretary

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

The Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union formed an autonomous part of the Wallpaper Workers' Union and was eventually absorbed into the WPWU in 1960. Therefore its records have been classified as a branch of the main union rather than as a sub-group. An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR143).

Conditions Governing Use

Any proposal to write the complete history of the union should be referred to the Head of Education and Training at the Graphical, Paper and Media Union. Please consult an archivist.

Custodial History

The Wallpaper Blockprinters' Trade Union records form part of the National Union of Wallcoverings, Decorative and Allied Trades archive. This was collected by Richard Storey on the 20th May 1980 and deposited on indefinite loan in the Centre.