Fonds GB 0210 ABERBIB - Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group Papers,

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Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group Papers,


  • 1975-1995 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

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Administrative history

The Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group was established in 1970, 'to foster a scholarly interest in printed books, manuscripts and maps'. The Group currently has about sixty members, most of whom are current or former members of the staffs of the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The Group organises talks, residential symposiums, excursions and the occasional book exhibition.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the Group per Mr Rhidian Griffiths, former Honorary Secretary, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, September 1989. and per Miss E. D. Paul, Honorary Secretary, 11 Nant Seilo, Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth, in January 1995 and in 1996.

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Scope and content

Correspondence, 1975-1995; minutes of Annual General Meetings and Secretary's reports, 1976-1988; financial papers, 1976-1980; lists of members, 1976-1981; publicity material and miscellaneous papers, 1978-1989, and papers relating to symposiums, 1981, 1984, 1988 and 1992.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by date of deposit.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, p. 1; 1995, p. 5; and 1997, p. 1; at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990,1995 and 1997; Exhibition of Members Catalogue (Aberystwyth, 2000); personal correspondence with Mr. Timothy Cutts, Secretary of The Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group, 2003.

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  • Text: Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group Papers.