Reference number
  • BOG
  • 1917-1966
  • Collection
  • Includes a few records added by the National Union of Bank Employees to series begun by the Guild.
  • 44 boxes
Admin history
  • In 1918 the Bank Officers' Guild was formed to represent managerial and clerical staff in all banks in England and Wales. In 1919 the Scottish Bankers' Association was formed in Scotland. In 1946 the two bodies amalgamated and adopted the joint title of the National Union of Bank Employees. In 1979 the union renamed itself the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union.

    Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, Vol.1 (Gower, 1980).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • Authority records exist for National Union of Bank Employees (GB 0152 AAR1183), its predecessors the Scottish Bankers' Association (GB 0152 AAR1184) and the Bank Officers' Guild (GB 0152 AAR1185), and its successor the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (GB 0152 AAR1182).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds the records of the following organisations received in accessions with reference code MSS.56: Central Council of Bank Non-Clerical Staff Associations; District Bank Staff Committee; National Provincial Bank Ladies Guild; National Provincial Bank Staff Association; Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, earlier the National Union of Bank Employees; National Westminster Staff Association; UNIFI; Westminster Bank Guild.