- 1987-1988 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.063 cubic metres (7 boxes).
Name of creator
In 1987 the Welsh Arts Council, in conjunction with the Welsh women's press, Honno, announced an autobiographical essay competition, 'Ar fy Myw! / On my Life!', for Welsh women and women living in Wales. Entries for the competition were invited in both Welsh and English. Siân James and Jill Miller were appointed as adjudicators for the English entries, and Meg Elis and Manon Rhys for those in Welsh. The winners' names were announced in June 1988. Those essays which were not subsequently claimed back by their authors were donated to the Library in February 1989 by the Welsh Arts Council, per Mr Tony Bianchi, Literature Officer.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Welsh Arts Council, per Mr Tony Bianchi, Literature Officer ; Donation; February 1989
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Scope and content
The collection comprises autobiographical essays submitted for the autobiographical essay competition, 'Ar fy Myw!/On my Life!' organised by the Welsh Arts Council in 1987. It also includes reports by the four adjudicators on the entries; and press releases prepared in June 1988 giving details of the successful competitors.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records presented to the National Library have been retained, although a few entries were returned to the competitors at their request..
Further accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged as follows: English entries arranged by the numbers assigned to them; report on the English entries prepared by the two adjudicators Siân James and Jill Miller; press release in English giving details of the successful competitors; Welsh entries arranged by the numbers assigned to them; report on the Welsh entries prepared by the two adjudicators Meg Ellis and Manon Rhys; and press release in Welsh giving details of the successful competitors.
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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 regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, List of the Welsh Arts Council Autobiographical Writing Competition 1987/88;