British Printing Industries Federation

Scope and Content

Members Circulars, 1905-1984; Annual Reviews 1980-96; agreements 1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation of Master Printers and Allied Trades of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in Apr 1901. In June 1931 the Federation's name was changed to the British Federation of Master Printers (BFMP). In April 1974 its name was changed again to the British Printing Industries Federation.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

The St Bride's Printing Library has generously presented to the Centre several volumes of Members Circulars. Annual Reviews 1980-96 were generously donated by the British Printing Industries Federation. This collection was deposited with the Centre by the British Printing Industries Federation in 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

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


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Other volumes in the Members Circulars series had been received earlier from the The St Bride's Printing Library as part of the Society of Lithographic Artists Designers Engravers and Process Workers and Society of of Graphical and Allied Trades archives. Those volumes have been kept in those archives but are included in the file level list to aid researchers.