Preceded by a number of local guilds, the National Association of Local Government Officers was founded in July 1905. The title National and Local Government Officers' Association was adopted in 1952. In 1993 the association amalgamated with the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE) to form UNISON.
Reference: Alec Spoor, White-collar union : sixty years of NALGO. London, 1967; G. Newman, Path to maturity. NALGO, 1965-80. London, 1982.; Mike Ironside and Roger Seifer, Facing Up to Thatcherism: the History of NALGO 1979-93, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000.
Various series of minutes, 1905-65; reports to annual conferences, 1919-39; "Local Government Service"/"Public Service" journals, 1944-84; circulars, 1964-72; Health Service reorganisation material, 1965-74; West Midlands district records, 1960-74; National Service Conditions Sub-Committee for the Gas Industry (known as the National Service Conditions sub-Committee (Gas) from June 1953; the Gas Committee, a sub-committee of Council, from June 1961), signed minutes, April 1953-Oct 1972; National Gas Committee, signed minutes, July 1980-June 1983, July 1985-June 1987, July 1988-Dec 1989. National Joint Council for Gas Staffs, minutes, 1947-79; National Joint Council for Gas Staffs, Staff Side, minutes, 1950-75, 1982-94; National Joint Council for Gas Staffs, Trade Union Side, minutes, 1980-3, 1992-4. Electricity Branch Circulars etc., 1989-90.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
A paper of copy of this catalogue is available in the Centre's searchroom. An authority record exists for the National and Local Government Officers' Association (GB 0152 AAR1159).
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Records of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE);Records of the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE); Records of the Poor Law Workers' Trade Union; Records of the National Poor Law Officers' Association; Records of the National Union of County Officers / Hospital and Welfare Services Union (HWSU). An additional deposit of NALGO papers is held in the papers of Peter Morgan (MSS.262)