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National Library of Wales
Garrett-Jones, Ronald and Stella, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GARJON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones Papers

Short Title: Garrett-Jones, Ronald and Stella, papers

Creation date(s): 1923-1989 (accumulated 1950-1989)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.143 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones were both political activists in the Cardiff area, 1960-1989. They were involved with the Communist Party, nationally and at branch level. They were also very active members of CND and of other peace movements and pressure groups. Stella Garrett-Jones was a women's rights campaigner, being chairwoman of the Wales Women's Right Committee and also a member of South Glamorgan Women's Committee.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises the papers of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones, 1923-1989. These include printed material, periodicals and pamphlets, mostly relating to communism and peace, 1923-1989; miscellaneous letters, leaflets, pamphlets, catalogues, programmes, scripts and reports relating mainly to nature and the arts, 1950-1976; policy papers, resolutions, minutes, letters, reports and newsletters relating to the Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Welsh Congress, 1960-1989; reports, letters, minutes, newsletters and leaflets relating to Women's Rights, 1970-1989; press releases, minutes and publications relating to the FUW (Farmers Union of Wales) and the TUC (Trades Union Congress), 1980-1989; together with newsletters, letters, leaflets, reports, submissions, posters, minutes, notebooks, newspaper cuttings and maps relating to various pressure groups, especially to CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), 1981-1989.


Language/scripts of material: English unless otherwise specified.

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically according to provenance at NLW into six series: printed material, miscellaneous issues, communism, women's rights, trade unions and pressure groups.

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 laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: The fonds has been appraised: details are given at the appropriate level of description.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history: The papers of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones were passed to their daughter, Anna Mercer, after the death of her father.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Anna Mercer, Cardiff, daughter of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones, November 2000.


Related material: Printed material, including Labour and Marxist quarterly and monthly magazines, are also in NLW.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Ifan Prys.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002

Communism | Wales
Garrett-Jones, Ronald | Archives
Garrett-Jones, Stella | Archives
Peace movements
Peace movements | Wales

Personal names
Garrett-Jones , Ronald
Garrett-Jones , Stella

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