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Evans, Ron, Councillor, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RONEVANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Councillor Ron Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, Ron, Councillor, papers

Creation date(s): 1944-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.247 cubic metres (23 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Councillor Ron Evans, Ebbw Vale


Administrative/Biographical history: Councillor Ron Evans was an active Labour Party supporter, and served as Secretary to the Ebbw Vale Constituency Labour Party, Monmouthshire, (from 1982, Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Party), 1951-1987 and a Gwent County Councillor. He was also the election agent to Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960) and Michael Foot (b. 1913) and a chairman of Gwent Health Authority.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Ron Evans comprising party records of the Ebbw Vale Constituency Labour Party, subsequently the Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Party, 1951-1987, including a minute book, 1980-1983, correspondence and papers of and concerning Aneurin Bevan, 1951-1972, general correspondence, 1956-1982, and constituency subject files, 1954-1987, some of which contain papers concerning Ebbw Vale and Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Parties and Michael Foot; papers relating to local government, 1965-1987, and general elections, 1959-1987; correspondence and papers concerning the South East Wales European Constituency Labour Party, 1978-1987; subject files concerning matters such as Local Government Reform and Devolution, 1961-1979, Gwent Health Authority, 1973-1985, Heads of the Valleys Standing Conference, 1965-1980 and the British Steel Corporation, 1966-1977; together with miscellaneous papers and printed materials, 1944-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ebbw Vale Constituency Labour Party (to 1982) and Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Party; local government; elections; South East Wales European Constituency Labour Party; subject files; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Papers less than 15 years old may not be consulted without the written permission of the donor. 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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed 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 Councillor Ron Evans, Gwent, 1988.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Ron Evans Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Bevan, Aneurin, | 1897-1960 | Correspondence
Blaenau Gwent (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century
County council members | Wales | Archives
Devolution | Wales
Ebbw Vale (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century
Election districts | Wales | Blaenau Gwent
Election districts | Wales | Ebbw Vale
Elections | Wales | Blaenau Gwent
Elections | Wales | Ebbw Vale
Evans, Ron, | local political agent | Archives
Foot, Michael | (Michael Mackintosh), | 1913- | Correspondence
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Local government | Wales | Monmouthshire
Political parties | Wales | Monmouthshire
Public health | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Bevan , Aneurin , 1897-1960
Evans , Ron , local political agent
Foot , Michael , 1913-

Corporate names
Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Party
British Steel Corporation
Ebbw Vale Labour Party
Gwent Health Authority
South East Wales European Constituency Labour Party
Welsh Regional Council of Labour

Blaenau Gwent (Wales)
Ebbw Vale (Wales)

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