Ref NoGMG/1/3/4/1/1/4
TitleCommonwealth Press Union
Extent1 file
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited; Chairman's Office; Laurence Prestwich Scott
Description2 folders, 1 labelled 'Commonwealth Press Union, General', containing correspondence and papers relating to the Union's annual conferences, attended by LP Scott. Members (and correspondents) include the Lord Astor of Hever as President, Gavin Astor as Chairman of Council, Lord Thomson as Vice-Chairman of Council and Harry Brittain as founder.

Folder 1 includes verbatim reports of the CPU Conferences held in July 1968 and July 1969 respectively (printed); papers and correspondence relating to the election of members of council 1968-69 and 1969-70; financial statements and end of year accounts for the years 1966-67, 1967-68 and 1968-69; agendas and minutes of meetings held, and some lists of attendees, and correspondence and papers regarding appeals made on behalf of the CPU.

Folder 2 includes a report on Post Office Proposed New Tariffs and their Impact upon Periodicals (August 1970); correspondence and papers regarding the election of members of Council (1971-2); copies of the Commonwealth Press Union Indian Section Annual Report (1971-1973, printed); correspondence with and papers from Stephen Bonarjee, Editor of General Current Affairs at the BBC, and Geoffrey Cox of Yorkshire Television Ltd. (ITV) on inviting a broadcasting observer from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Co-operation to the Conference (1970), and some correspondence with and papers from with the International Press Telecommunications Council and the Canadian Executive Service Overseas (1969-1970).
System Of ArrangementSubject
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsAccess conditions to be established.
TermPress Councils
Conference Papers

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