Reference number
  • NSH
  • 1914-1970s
  • Collection
  • National Association of Schoolmasters: minutes, 1923-25; minutes of constituents (including London, Liverpool and Southampton Schoolmasters' Associations), 1919-60; 'New Schoolmaster', 1921-39, 1944-75; bulletins, 1939-46; annual reports, 1919-41 (incomplete); publications; some subject files; includes report of committee appointed to study the problem of juvenile delinquency in Newport, Monmouthshire, 1952, and 'The Rhondda Bulletin' no. 2 1935.
    London Association of Schoolmasters: minutes, 1932-60; 'London Schoolmaster', 1954-61.
    Liverpool Association of Schoolmasters: minutes, 1923-39, 1944-55; membership register, 1940s.
    Southampton Schoolmasters' Association: minutes, 1921-7, 1937-89; agendas and circulars, 1975-89; cuttings book, 1978-82.
    Cardiff Schoolmasters' Association: booklet by Arthur Sharpe, 1918.
  • 48 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Association of Men Teachers (NUMT) was formed in 1919 within the National Union of Teachers (NUT). In 1920 it broke away from the larger union and became the National Association of Schoolmasters (NAS). This in turn merged with the Scottish Schoolmasters' Association and the Union of Women Teachers in 1976 to become the National Association of Schoolmasters / Union of Women Teachers.
    Reference: B. Morton (ed.), 'Action 1919-1969: a record of the growth of the National Association of Schoolmasters' (Hemel Hempstead, 1969).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • The earliest deposits have been catalogued to file level. These catalogues are available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. Later deposits are uncatalogued.
    Authority records exist for the National Association of Schoolmasters (GB 0152 AAR1196), its predecessor the National Association of Men Teachers (GB 0152 AAR1197) and its successor the National Association of Schoolmasters / Union of Women Teachers (GB 0152 AAR1194), as well as the Cardiff Schoolmasters' Association (GB 0152 AAR1780), London Association of Schoolmasters (GB 0152 AAR1877), Liverpool Association of Schoolmasters (GB 0152 AAR1878) and Southampton Schoolmasters' Association (GB 0152 AAR1880).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds the papers of the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association (MSS.299), Association of Assistant Mistresses (MSS.59) and National Union of Teachers (MSS.179).
    The records of a number of branches of the ASM are held in local record offices, including Lincolnshire, Calderdale (West Yorkshire) and Northamptonshire.