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London Bookbinders and Paperworkers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 Bookbinders
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
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Full title: London Bookbinders and Paperworkers
Date(s): 1866-1965
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 88 volumes
Name of creator(s): Bookbinders Consolidated Union
Shop Secretaries Association
London Consolidated Lodge of Journeymen Bookbinders
Vellum Binders Society
National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers
National Union of Printing, Bookbinding, Machine Ruling and PaperWorkers
National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers was the product of a complex series of amalgamations. The Vellum Binders Society was founded in 1823, and the Bookbinders Consolidated Union and the London Consolidated Lodge of Journeymen Bookbinders were founded in 1840, these merged to form the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers in 1911. The National Amalgamated Society of Printers' Warehousemen and Cutters was formed in 1900, and the National Union of Printing and Paper Workers in 1914. These merged with the National Union of Bookbinders to form the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding, Machine Ruling and Paper Workers in 1921. This became the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers in 1928 and the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT) in 1972. SOGAT merged with the National Graphical Association to form the Graphical, Paper and Media Union (GPMU) in 1991.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Bookbinders and Paperworkers, comprising:
Bookbinders Consolidated Union: Minutes 1867-1882;
Shop Secretaries Association: Minutes 1913-1922;
London Consolidated Lodge of Journeymen Bookbinders: Minutes 1866-1868;
Vellum Binders Society: Minutes 1892-1908; Benevolent and Reserve Applications, 1891-1913;
National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers (1911-1921), National Union of Printing, Bookbinding, Machine Ruling and Paper Workers (1921-1928), National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers (1928-1965) Vellum Binders Branch/London Bookbinders Branch: Minutes 1913-1914, West End (London) Branch: Minutes 1911-1913; London Bookbinders Branch: minutes 1919-1965; London Central Branch: Delegate Minutes 1908-1962, Committee Minutes 1912-1951 [the London Bookbinders and London Central Branches fused in June 1965].
In addition to the minute books there are a large number of financial ledgers, 1909-1964, a NUPBW correspondence ledger, 1925-1952; a Labour Election Fund Ledger, 1924-1927, a file of Political Fund Exemption Notices, 1948-1966, and a file of miscellaneous papers, 1959-1965, including correspondence on insurance stamps and on social events.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Chronological

Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions.

Finding aids:

List, 1998.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This collection was presented to the TUC on 14 December 1979 by Mr Terry Gobey of SOGAT London Division, as they were moving from their premises at 42 Doughty Street on that date.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were transferred to the TUC Library Collections in the University of North London by the TUC in 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:


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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2002

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