Fonds GB 0210 ABERWELHIST - University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of Welsh History Archives,

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University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of Welsh History Archives,


  • 1913-1974 (accumulated [1931]-1974) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.074 cubic metres (6 boxes)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

Welsh history has been taught and researched at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, from the college's foundation in 1872, but there was no distinct Chair or Department of Welsh History until 1931. The Department has since been subsumed into the Department of History and Welsh History, and in 1996 the University became the University of Wales Aberystwyth.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth per Prof. R. Geraint Gruffydd in February 1993.

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Scope and content

Papers, 1913-1974, produced and acquired by the Department of Welsh History, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and University of Wales Aberystwyth, comprising a variety of studies and research materials relating to Welsh history, and including small groups of papers of Sir J. Goronwy Edwards (1891-1976) and Professor David Williams (1900-1978).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Sir J. Goronwy Edwards; Professor David Williams; and miscellanea.

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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 1993, pp. 84-85, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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 David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1993; UW Aberystwyth, Department of History and Welsh History website, June 2003; Williams, J. Gwynn, The University of Wales 1893-1939 (University of Wales; Aberystwyth, 1997).

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