Scope and Content

The National Executive's officials, especially the General Secretary and National Organiser, were responsible for day to day administration of the union. In practice this implied a lot of correspondence, sent and received, with members and external organisations and individuals. In the union's early period are the 'Correspondence Books' of Gwyn M. Daniels, 1946-1957; there are also unbroken runs of files of correspondence between 1940 and 1989. The correspondence increases markedly in the early 1960s, and is at its fullest at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s, when one finds between 500 and 1,000 pieces of correspondence per year in the collection.