Sub-fonds C - Political papers and records acquired by the WPA

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Political papers and records acquired by the WPA


  • 1868-2022 (accumulated 1983-2023) (Creation)

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53 boxes

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The group contains political records and papers (other than election addresses, leaflets and circulars) acquired by the Welsh Political Archive since its inception in 1983.

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The group consists of political records and papers, 1868-2019, namely records relating to the political parties in Wales, 1887-2019, and various pressure groups and organisations, 1949-2003, subject files, 1868-2019, miscellanea, 1930-2003, and Isle of Man elections 2011-2017.

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Divided into five series: records relating to the political parties, records relating to pressure groups and organisations, subject files, miscellanea, Elections to the House of Keys

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Preferred citation: C

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  • Text: C.