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Evans, Frank, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 FRAANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Frank Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, Frank, papers

Creation date(s): 1941-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Frank Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: Frank Evans from Aberystwyth was a Japanese prisoner of war between 1941 and 1945. He was the author of Yn Nwylo'r Nipon, 1981 and Roll call at Oeyama: POW remembers, 1985. Frank Evans returned to visit the prison camps in 1981 and 1984.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers and correspondence of Frank Evans, 1941-1989, mainly relating to his time when he was a prisoner of war in Japan and to his return visits in 1981 and 1984, 1941-1945, 1980-1989, including a scrap book containing photographs, press cuttings, correspondence and miscellanea; together with letters, photographs, and papers concerning his imprisonment at the Shamshuipo and Oeyama prison camps, 1941-1945, 1980-1989.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: None.

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 1989, pp.17-18, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Evans, Frank | Archives
World War, 1939-1945 | Prisoners and prisons, Japanese

Personal names
Evans , Frank

Corporate names
Oeyama (Prisoner of war camp)
Shamshuipo, Hong Kong (Concentration camp)


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