Association of Writing Assistants

Scope and Content

Minute book, 1916-1920

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Writing Assistants was formed during the First World War and initially consisted entirely of women Post Office servants. In 1919 Writing Assistants employed in the Board of Health were also admitted and in 1920, the Association amalgamated with the Civil Service Clerical Association.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'Historical Directory of Trade Unions', Volume 1 (1988).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds records of the Public and Commercial Services Union and some of its other predecessors, including the Civil Service Clerical Association.