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Institute of Welsh Affairs, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 INSWEL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Institute of Welsh Affairs Records

Short Title: Institute of Welsh Affairs, records

Creation date(s): 1982-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.17 cubic metres (17 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Institute of Welsh Affairs


Administrative/Biographical history: The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent think tank and research institute, based at Oldfield House, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, but with branches in north, mid and west Wales, Swansea Bay, and London. Founded in 1987, its role is to raise the level of information and debate on Welsh public policy issues by publishing reports and policy papers, and organising seminars, conferences and other events. The Institute's core funding comes from the Welsh Development Agency, with smaller contributions coming from business, trades unions, local authorities and a range of other bodies and organisations. Research funding is also provided by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Its current Director is John Osmond.


Scope and content/abstract: The records reflect the activities and research projects sponsored by the Institute of Welsh Affairs, 1982-2001, and they comprise administrative files, 1982-1990 and 1995-1998; project files, 1995-2001; reports and surveys, including draft and interim reports, 1987-1995, including many, 1992-1993, concerning the 2010 Project; records, 1986-2000, relating to the organisation of the St Davids Forum; and papers, 1996-2001, deriving from the preparation and publication of the Gregynog Papers.


Language/scripts of material: English unless otherwise specified

System of arrangement: The records arrived at NLW in series which have been retained while cataloguing. They have been further arranged at NLW into five groups: administrative papers; project files; reports and surveys; records deriving from the organisation of the St Davids Forum; and papers concerning the publication of the Gregynog Papers.

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.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Duplicate copies of reports, surveys and publications, draft copies of various publications, and booking forms for the St Davids Forum and other events were returned to the custody of the Institute of Welsh Affairs in September 2002.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Institute of Welsh Affairs per Ms Clare Johnson, Cardiff, its Director of Administration, in July 2002.


Related material: A group of St Davids Forum Records was donated to NLW in 1992 and a group of the papers, 1982-1998, of John Osmond in 1998.


Note: A few files contain materials acquired by the Institute of Welsh Affairs in the course of its research which pre-date the establishment of the Institute.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones.
The following source was used in the compilation of the catalogue: Institute of Welsh Affairs Website.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002.

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