Reference number
  • WTT
  • 1902-1977
  • Collection
  • This collection cointains: records concerning various Post Office trade unions and consultative bodies.
  • 338 boxes
Admin history
  • Arthur Harvey Willitt was born in 1910 and began work for the Post Office when he left school. Following service with the Post Office Engineering Union, including a year on the National Executive Council, he attended his first conference of the Society of Post Office Engineering Inspectors (SPOEI) in 1939 when he was elected to the Executive Council (EC). He served continously on the EC of the SPOEI and its successors until he retired in 1975. He was also the President of the Society from 1946-1975. He served in the Post Office Engineering Departmental Whitley Council, 1937-8 and 1946-75. In recognition of his long years of service to the Union, the Society of Telecommunication Engineers (a successor to SPOE) named their Middlesex headquarters Arthur Willitt House.

    Reference: Richard Storey and Janet Druker, Guide to the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library( 1977), pp. 58-59.
  • No appraisal, destruction or scheduling has taken place.
Finding aids
  • This catalogue is based on check-lists made by Centre staff describing the contents of the third (reference MSS.116/1) and part of the fourth groups of papers (references MSS.116/2-4) collected from Mr Willlitt. The papers were arranged, annotated and largely numbered by Mr Willitt before deposit and the check-lists followed that arrangement.
Access Conditions
  • Post Office Superannunation files (not yet catalogued) are closed. There are restrictions on the use of this archive. Publications based on material later than 1950 require written consent from the Union.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds other papers from the Society of Post Office Executives, 1920-75 (MSS.124).
  • Mail carriers -- Great Britain
  • Postal service Employees Labor unions Great Britain
  • Postal service -- Great Britain
  • Only the catalogue of the third and part of the fourth deposits is currently available.