Correspondence

Scope and Content

In the 'Correspondence' files of the annual conference there is correspondence about the organisation of the conference and other matters. Newsletters were sent to members and they include voting papers for the elections of the Deputy President and National Executive. There are frequent examples of correspondence with hotels, as union officials searched for appropriate locations for the conference, as well as correspondence with town mayors who could offer a civic reception to the conference. The collection also includes documents which were drafted in the wake of the conference. There are statements on successful motions, as well as examples of guest speakers' notes and the union President's press statement. This section of the collection is fullest for the 1960s and 1970s.