Reference number
  • SLA
Date
  • 1885-1982
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Various series of minutes, 1885-1982; membership register, 1885-1919; annual reports, 1888-1980; journals, 1929-82; district and branch records.
    Additional 50 year history booklet deposited June 2008.
Extent
  • 77 boxes
Admin history
  • The Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers was founded in 1885 as the National Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Writers, Copperplate and Wood Engravers. After a number of name changes it became the Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers in 1922. The SLADE&PW remained distinct from the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers (see ALP). In 1972 it absorbed the smaller United Society of Engravers. It amalgamated with the National Graphical Association in 1982 to form the National Graphical Association (1982).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also: Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers; National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants / National Society of Operative Printers, Graphical and Media Personnel (NATSOPA); National Graphical Association