Minutes, 1891-1919 (incomplete); letter-books, 1903-18; Postman's Gazette, 1895, 1899-1900.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 MSS.148/PF
- Dates of Creation1891-1919
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description[ not recorded ]
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Federation was founded in 1891 following the collapse of an earlier organisation, the Postmen's Union. In 1919 it formed one of the unions which amalgamated to form the Union of Post Office Workers.
Reference:; Alan Clinton, Post Office Workers : a trade union and social history.London, 1984.
Conditions Governing Access
The archive has been given the classification MSS.148 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the Union of Communication Workers (now itself part of the Communication Workers' Union). There are also several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW) .
An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1084).
The Postmen's Federation's papers form part of the archive of the Union of Communication Workers. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made on the 17th February 1977 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW) .