- 1950-2002 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.216 cubic metres (24 boxes)
Name of creator
The New Welsh Review is a quarterly literary magazine, established in June 1988 following the demise of The Anglo-Welsh Review. The journal features original fiction and poetry, critical articles, and reviews of books and the arts by both established writers and new talent. It is a platform for Welsh writing in English, though its content and contributors also reflect a wider cosmopoliton outlook.
The New Welsh Review is published with the financial support of the Welsh Books Council and the Arts Council of Wales, with additional sponsorship from Aberystwyth University and the University of Glamorgan. The journal is also supported by the English Language Section of the Welsh Academy and the University of Wales Association for the Study of Welsh Writing in English.
Belinda Humfrey was the Review’s first editor in 1988, and she was succeeded by Michael Parnell, who died within months of becoming editor in 1991. Robin Reeves was appointed editor of the journal in 1991, followed by Victor Golightly (2001-2002), and most recently Francesca Rhydderch (2002-).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mr Robin Reeves; Cardiff; Donation; September 1998; A1998/140.
Ms Francesca Rhydderch; Aberystwyth; Donation; November 2002 and May 2004; 0199804500, 0200405264.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds comprises papers, 1950-2002, relating to the New Welsh Review, including correspondence, 1987-2001; editorial papers, 1989-1995 and 2000; contributions to the journal, 1988-2002; administrative papers, mostly concerning marketing and publicity, 1986-2001; together with various accumulated papers, 1950-2001. Papers donated in 1998, and described in NLW Minor Lists and Summaries 1999, have been incorporated within this archive.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: A computer disk labelled 'Reviews competition' has been returned to Ms Francesca Rhydderch. Papers containing personal information relating to individuals have been destroyed, together with duplicate copies of documents, and various publications and newspapers which have no apparent connection with the New Welsh Review. A file of papers concerning the case of the dismissal of an Assistant Editor has been closed until 1 March 2021; and a volume listing contributions for the Review, which includes details regarding the authors, is closed until 1 June 2032. Authority to dispose of unwanted papers is given in Departmental Appraisal Form SEB/2008/3..
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW in five series: correspondence, editorial papers, contributions to the journal, marketing and publicity, and accumulated and miscellaneous papers.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply. Copyright on contibutions to The New Welsh Review is jointly owned by the author in question and the journal.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English mainly; some Welsh.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
The earliest documents pre-date the establishment of the New Welsh Review as the archive contains various accumulated papers.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- New Welsh Review -- Archives. (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Siân Bowyer.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: copies of New Welsh Review; New Welsh Review website; items within the New Welsh Review archive; NLW, Papurau'r Academi Gymreig/The Welsh Academy Papers catalogue; and Wikipedia;