CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2648
TitleScottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen Branch)
Date1858 - 1958
Extent 20 volumes (0.37 linear metres)
Creator NameScottish Typographical Association (Aberdeen Branch) (fl 1885 - 1958)
Aberdeen Typographical Association (1854 - 1885)
Aberdeen Typographical Society (1853 - 1854)
Administrative HistoryThe Aberdeen Typographical Society was formed in March 1853, with a membership of 39. It was dissolved little more than a year later, on 1 May 1854, and replaced by a new group called the Aberdeen Typographical Association (est. 22 May 1854). The Association became a branch of the Scottish Typographical Association in June 1885.

Sarah C. Gillespie, 'A Hundred Years of Progress: the record of the Scottish Typographical Association, 1853 - 1952' (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1953) contains more details about the organisation and its activities.

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.
SourceDeposited in the University Library in 1967. Minute and letter books covering the period 1853-1946 were deposited in 1964 (MS 2471).
DescriptionMinute books, 1946-1958; Register of apprentices, 1905-1936; Cash books, 1892-1928; Subscription books, 1858-1922.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialFor earlier minute and letter books of the society covering the period 1853-1946, see MS 2471;

'Labour and Capital: a lecture delivered to the letter-press printers of Aberdeen under the auspices of the Aberdeen branch of the Scottish Typographical Association' (Aberdeen: Arthur King and Co., 1858) is held in the University Local Collection. Full reference details are available from the library catalogue

MS 2649 and MS 2650: Records of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (Aberdeen and Donside Branches), 1924 - 1949;

MS 3233: Records of Aberdeen University Press. This deposit contains records of several nineteenth and twentieth century Aberdeen printing presses, and associated literature about and produced by the printing trade.
Related RecordMS 2471
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