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Pembrokeshire Conservative Association Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PEMION

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Pembrokeshire Conservative Association Records

Short Title: Pembrokeshire Conservative Association Records

Creation date(s): 1930-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.571 cubic metres (57 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Pembrokeshire Conservative Association

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Pembrokeshire Conservative and Unionist Association is the local party organisation for the rural parliamentary constituency of Pembrokeshire. During the period covered by these records Pembrokeshire returned a Liberal MP - Gwilym Lloyd George - until 1950 and subsequently a Labour Member - Desmond Donnelly until 1970 when Nicholas Edwards captured the seat for the Conservatives. He, in turn, was succeeded in 1987 by another Conservative - Nicholas Bennett, who represented Pembrokeshire until 1992.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Extensive and wide ranging records of the Pembrokeshire Conservative Association, including files of local branches, 1930-1990; and files relating to the following: general administration, 1949-1994, (including general correspondence, 1956-1994); area organization, 1950-1991; local committees, 1955-1994; women's groups and events, 1950-1990; local government, 1950s-1986; elections, 1954-1987; parliamentary candidates, 1952-1974; Rt Hon. Nicholas Edwards MP, 1972-1989; Nicholas Bennett MP, 1987-1992; social events, 1957-1988 (including draws, 1960-1988, and Colby Cup Whist Tournaments, 1961-1990); constituency issues, 1981-1988; national politics, 1951-1992; national organization, 1954-1984, including party conferences, 1969-1990; visits of politicians, 1961-1987; publications, 1962-1994; press cuttings, 1976; and miscellanea, 1984-1988.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: local branches; general administration; general correspondence; area organization; local committees; women's groups and events; local government; elections; Parliamentary candidates; Rt Hon. Nicholas Edwards MP; Nicholas Bennett MP; social events; (draws; Colby Cup Whist Tournaments); constituency issues; national politics; national organization, including party conferences; visits of politicians; publications; press cuttings; and miscellanea.

Conditions governing access: Records less than 20 years old may not be consulted without the prior written permission of the incumbent Secretary of the Pembrokeshire Conservative Association. Constituency files of a personal nature closed for 50 years after the last date in each file: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000. 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 donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Pembrokeshire Conservative and Unionist Association, Haverfordwest, per Mrs Val Sanders, Agent and Secretary, October 1994.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers of Nicholas Bennett are at the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW Schedule of Pembrokeshire Conservative Association Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Election districts | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Elections | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire Conservative Association | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Bennett , Nicholas , 1949-
Edwards , Nicholas

Corporate names
Pembrokeshire Conservative Association

Places
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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