John Gough, deputy to the General Secretary from 1934, and Secretary from1959, contributed one of the largest series of papers in the FBI deposit. They illustrate the functions of the FBI secretariat which did not alter substantially over the period, and which included: General Administration, Grand Council meetings; Trade Associations; NPACI (National Production Advisory Council for Industry) and Finance. The Secretariat had links to all other departments of the FBI even if only through their expenditure.
The Gough papers complement the Walker series very closely, both because he was Walker's assistant for a long time, and because, after Walker's retirement, many of his files were used and added to by Gough, ultimately to be absorbed into the Gough papers. In many cases the division between the two series is blurred.
In addition, since John Gough continued as General Secretary for a number of years after the creation of the CBI, a second series of Gough papers can be found in the CBI archive. Files which straddled the two organisations have been listed in the CBI collection and researchers should therefore consult both collections.
Researchers should also consult the Locock and Glenday papers for supplementary papers especially for 1930s and 1940s.
The files have been arranged in three main divisions: Domestic, Subject Files and External.