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Association of Welsh Local Authorities, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ASSWLA

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records

Short Title: Association of Welsh Local Authorities, records

Creation date(s): 1928-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.63 cubic metres (22 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Association of Welsh Local Authorities

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Association of Welsh Local Authorities was set up in 1953 and dissolved in 1974. The Association was a representative body comprising all authorities in Wales, and provided a forum for the discussion of shared concerns, including water resources, transport, education, and the Welsh economy. It served as a means of approach to Ministers of the Crown, Government Departments and national organizations. Following local government re-organisation in 1974, the Association was replaced by the Association of County Councils (Welsh Counties Committee) and the Association of District Councils (Council for the Principality).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Association of Welsh Local Authorities, 1928-1976, including minutes of annual meetings, 1952-1973; minutes of council meetings, 1952-1973; cash books, 1958-1973; administration papers, 1953-1976, papers relating to the withdrawal of railway services in Wales, 1962-1970; and subject files, 1952-1974, relating the interests and activities of the Association, such as water resources, transport, education, and the Welsh economy.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; finance; administration; railways; and miscellaneous.

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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Geoffrey Edwards, former Honorary Secretary of the Association, in 1981.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Records of one of its successor bodies are NLW, Committee of Welsh District Councils records.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Association of Welsh Local Authorities | Archives
Education | Wales
Railways | Abandonment | Wales
Transport | Wales
Wales | Economic conditions
Water resources development | Wales

Personal names

Corporate names
Association of Welsh Local Authorities

Places
Wales ()

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