Communication Managers' Association, earlier the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers and the Post Office Management Staff's Association, and predecessors

Scope and Content

This collection includes: executive minutes and papers; annual reports; conference reports; papers concerning arbitrations, salary claims and agreements; branch minutes.

Administrative / Biographical History

In January 1952 the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association, the Central Telegraph Superintending Officers' Association and the London Postal Superintending Officers' Association, all members of the Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers, amalgamated together as the Association of Post Office Controlling Officers. The final member of the Federation, the Postal Inspectors' Association, did not join the Association until 1959. In 1969 the APOCO became the Post Office Management Staffs Association, changing its name again to the Communication Managers' Association in 1981.

Reference: Arthur Marshall and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. Volume 1 ( Gower: Farnborough, 1980).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

The first deposit was made by the Communication Managers' Association on 4 March 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1981 and 1982.

Material was transferred from the Library's collections in October 2003.

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.