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Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WALNIC

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Records

Short Title: Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, records

Creation date(s): 1984-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.091 cubic metres (11 boxes) + 1 box and 1 box file

Name of creator(s): Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign


Administrative/Biographical history: The Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign / Ymgyrch Gefnogi Nicaragua Cymru was established in 1986 to support the Nicaraguan Revolution and the Sandinistas, who overthrew the dictator Somoza in 1979. The Campaign has forged links between trade unions, community groups, churches and educational organisations in Wales and in Nicaragua, providing both political solidarity through campaigning and lobbying activities, and practical support through fund-raising for projects. Since about 1994 Wales NSC has developed a special link with the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, focusing on the common struggles over language and for self-determination. Wales NSC organises regular delegations to Nicaragua. The Campaign also believes it has a wider responsibility for promoting and sustaining the tradition of internationalism in Wales, and has supported the establishment of a number of networks for international groups in Wales. Wales NSC is a membership organisation which produces a regular newsletter, as well as distributing material from its sister organisation, NSC. The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign itself was founded in 1978 a year before the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. The NSC is a political and human rights organisation which works in partnership with progressive organisations in Nicaragua and the UK to promote the values of the Sandinista Revolution which they see as social and economic justice and popular participation. The NSC carries out campaigning and lobbying work in the UK and the development of political and economic solidarity at all levels between the UK and Nicaragua.


Scope and content/abstract: The second donation, described here, consists of the records of the Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, 1984-2000. These mainly include correspondence, posters and artwork, delegation particulars, reports on natural disasters and campaign reports and newsletters relating in particular to the Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, 1984-2000; as well as letters, leaflets, paste-ups and minutes relating to other relevant interest groups such as the Swansea Latin American Society, Cardiff Solidarity with Latin America and 500 Years of Resistance Campaign, 1986-1992. There are also reports, subject files and the particulars of workshops and courses, relating to Central America in general, 1980-1998.


Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh unless otherwise specified.

System of arrangement: The fonds has been arranged according to provenance at NLW into three groups: WNSC (Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign), related interest groups and Central America.

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 this list is available at NLW, together with a list of the first accrual, made in February 1999, in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1999, pp. 77-9.


Accruals: Accruals are expected at regular intervals.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign / Ymgyrch Gefnogi Nicaragua Cymru per Mr Ben Gregory, Secretary, February 1999 and October 2001. Additional papers donated by Prof. Nickie Charles, Swansea, July 2003.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign are NLW, Mike Webb (Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Papers).


Note: Titles supplied from archive contents.

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

Human rights | Nicaragua

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