Reference number
  • MPU
  • 1919-1971
  • Collection
  • Records including: minutes of executive committee, council and sub committees, 1924-1971; committee and other papers, 1962-1970; 'Medical World', 1922-1970; 'Medical World Newsletter', 1950-1967; MPU Intelligence', 1962-1964; evidence to official bodies, 1925-1959; records of the Medico-Political Union/Medical Practitioners' Union Insurance Society Limited, 1919-1970, and Medical Practitioners' Union Publications Limited, 1965.
  • 36 boxes
Admin history
  • Founded as the Medico-Political Union in 1914, the union became the Medical Practitioners' Union in 1922. It amalgamated with the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs in 1970, but retains its own identity (now as part of Unite).
    Reference: George S. Bain, 'Growth of white-collar unionism' (Clarendon : Oxford, 1970); Clive Jenkins and Barrie Sherman, 'White collar unionism : the rebellious salariat' (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979).
Access Conditions
  • The approval of Unite, the successor union, is to be sought for the publication of previously unpublished material.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Records of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) and the Medical Staff Association