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National Library of Wales
Jones, Merfyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MERNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Merfyn Jones Papers

Short Title: Jones, Merfyn, papers

Creation date(s): 1964-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.486 cubic metres (17 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Merfyn Jones (b. 1939)


Administrative/Biographical history: Mr Merfyn Jones (1939-), biochemist and political organiser, attended University College of Wales Aberystwyth, 1957-1963, and later became lecturer in biochemistry there. He served on the Association of University Teachers' Council, 1970-2003. He is a long-time Liberal Party activist, secretary of the Aberystwyth Liberal Association, 1970-1981, a member of the executive committee of the Ceredigion Liberal Association, 1969-1983, and the Ceredigion and Pembroke North Liberal Association, 1983-1988, and a representative of the Welsh Liberal Party on national committees.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Merfyn Jones relating to the Liberal Party, 1964-1989, comprising papers and correspondence of the National Liberal Association, 1964-1988; papers, correspondence and minutes relating to the Welsh Liberal Party, 1965-1987, and on subjects including policy, 1969-1986, devolution, 1976-1979, and European Elections, 1977-1984; correspondence and minutes relating to Ceredigion and Ceredigion and Pembroke North Liberal Associations, 1966-1988, and papers relating to general and local elections, 1973-1987; papers relating to Aberystwyth Liberal Association, 1968-1988, to University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1977-1989, and to the Association of University Teachers, 1979-1988; newspaper cuttings, 1964-1988; personal papers of Merfyn Jones and correspondence with Liberal politicians, 1965-1988; printed material, [1968]-1987; papers relating to Young Liberals at national and local levels, 1966-1976; papers relating to the Social and Liberal Democrats, 1984-1988.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: National Liberal Association; Welsh Liberal Party; Ceredigion/Ceredigion and Pembroke North Liberal Association; Aberystwyth Liberal Association; miscellaneous; and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1993, pp. 34-37, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Merfyn Jones, Clarach, Aberystwyth, August 1992.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993; Liberal Democrat History Group website (, viewed 25 June 2003; conversation with Merfyn Jones, December 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Devolution | Wales
Elections | Wales | Ceredigion
Elections | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Jones, Merfyn, | b. 1939 | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Ceredigion
Political parties | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Politicians | Wales | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Merfyn , b. 1939

Corporate names
Aberystwyth Liberal Association
Association of University Teachers
Cardiganshire Liberal Association
Ceredigion and North Pembroke Liberal Association
Social and Liberal Democrats (Great Britain)
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Welsh Liberal Party


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