ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects

[Cymraeg]

[Home]

[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

National Library of Wales
Aaron, Richard Ithamar, Prof., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 AARON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Prof. Richard Aaron Papers

Short Title: Aaron, Richard Ithamar, Prof., papers

Creation date(s): 1904-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.117 cubic metres (13 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Prof. Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901-1987)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901-1987), philosopher and academic, was born in Ynystawe, Swansea, Glamorgan, and educated at Ystalyfera Grammar School, Cardiff University College, and Oriel College, Oxford. He was Professor of Philosophy at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1932-1969. He was involved with many organisations: he was chairman of the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales), 1946-1952, a member of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, 1956-1963, a member of the BBC General Advisory Council, 1962-1973, and chairman of the Library Advisory Council (Wales), 1965-1972. He contributed to several periodicals and wrote several books on philsophy, including The Nature of Knowing (London, 1930), Hanes Athroniaeth (Cardiff, 1932), The Theory of Universals (London, 1952) and Knowing and the Function of Reason (Oxford, 1971). He was married to Rhiannon Morgan, of Aberystwyth, and they had two sons and three daughters. He was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Wales, 1973. He died 29 March 1987.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Drafts of Knowing and the Function of Reason (Oxford, 1971); draft of an unpublished monograph, 'Comte, Mill and Durkheim: the epistemological issues', [1970s?]; reviews of Aaron's published works and related material, 1936-1972; draft lectures, articles and teaching notes, 1956-1977; personal and family papers, 1904-1977; personal and academic correspondence, 1932-1976; correspondence relating to the resignation of Goronwy Rees as Principal of UCW, Aberystwyth, 1956; minutes, correspondence and papers relating to the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales), 1946-1951, the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, 1958-1963, and the BBC General Advisory Council, 1963-1971; discussion papers for meetings of the British Academy, 1980-1981; and papers relating to Welsh-medium higher education, 1955-1975. With the exception of Knowing and the Function of Reason, there appear to be no papers relating to his books.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: committee work; philosophy teaching and research; 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 in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp. 1-2, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available 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 not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his wife, Mrs Rhiannon Aaron, Aberystwyth, 1986.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Miscellaneous photographs are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections (PE 5236-9).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; Who Was Who (2001).

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
Aaron, Richard I. | (Richard Ithamar), | 1901-1987 | Archives
Bilingualism | Wales
College teachers | Wales | Aberystwyth
Education, Higher | Wales
Philosophy | Wales
Welsh language | Usage

Personal names
Aaron , Richard I. (Richard Ithamar) , 1901-1987
Rees , Goronwy , 1909-

Corporate names
BBC General Advisory Council
Great Britain | Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales)
Great Britain | Council for Wales and Monmouthshire
University College of Wales (Aberystwyth, Wales)

Places
Aberystwyth (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details