Fonds GB 0210 ABERASTER - Aberfan Disaster Papers

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Aberfan Disaster Papers


  • 1966-2009. (Creation)

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0.018 m3 (2 boxes).

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(d. 22 Nov. 2013.)

Biographical history

William Tudor was secretary of the Aberfan Parents' and Residents' Association following the Aberfan disaster of 21 Oct. 1966.

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Administrative history

The Aberfan Parents' and Residents' Association represented the interests of the bereaved parents and other residents following the Aberfan disaster of 21 Oct. 1966.

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Donated by Catherine Cole of Llandaf, Sept. 2014.

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Papers relating to the Aberfan disaster, collected by the donor's father, William Tudor, secretary of the Aberfan Parents' & Residents' Association.

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Files arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Other collections at NLW relating to Aberfan include Aberfan Parents' & Residents' Association Records, 1947-1973; Professor J. N. Hutchinson Aberfan Inquiry Papers, 1940-1996 (NLW ex 2375); Aberfan Parents' & Residents' Association Records, 1966-1967 (NLW ex 2422); and Aberfan Disaster Memorial Papers, 1967-1996 (NLW ex 2386). Other records at NLW include Tŷ Toronto Aberfan papers, 1961-1995 (Erastus Jones Papers 7/1-44); The Aberfan Disaster Tribunal, 1966-1967 (Lord Edmund-Davies Papers 11); Trychineb Aberfan, 1966-1968 (Papurau Evan Wyn Williams); Aberfan disaster, 1966-1968 (Eiflyn Peris Owen Papers 1-5); Aberfan disaster petition, 1967 (John Morris Papers B 2/4); and the Aberfan Disaster Fund Bill, 1978-1979 (Viscount Tonypandy Papers 654). Papers relating to Glyn Simon, bishop of Llandaf's membership of the disaster fund committee are in NLW, Llandaf Diocesan Papers (Aug. 1971 group) (uncatalogued, Aug. 2016). Records of the Tribunal are National Archives, BD 52. Further records at the National Archives include COAL 73 and COAL 102.

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Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham, Aug. 2016. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW: Aberfan Disaster Papers.

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