Minutes, 1951 - 1964
Records of the Society of Lithographic Artists , Designers, Engravers and Process Workers (Aberdeen Branch)
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 2678
- Dates of Creation1951 - 1964
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 volumes (0.04 linear metres) No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Society was founded in Manchester in 1885, as the National Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Writers, Copperplate and Wood Engravers. It adopted its present name in 1903, in response to the growing numbers of process workers in the trade by this time. An Aberdeen branch of the society was formed on 7 October 1945.
Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
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