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Welsh Teldisc Records Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WELLTD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Teldisc Ltd Records

Short Title: Welsh Teldisc Records Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1955-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.074 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): John Edwards; Welsh Teldisc Records Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: John Edwards (1905-1966), from Swansea, Glamorgan, was the founder of the Guild for the Promotion of Welsh Music in 1955. His wife, Olwen, owned property in Brecon Road, Pontardawe, Glamorgan. John Edwards established Welsh Teldisc Records Ltd in 1962, and in the 1960s and 1970s the company issued Welsh-language popular music by Dafydd Iwan and others. It operated Teldisc Evangelical as a subsidiary. John Edwards died in 1966, and in 1974 the company was sold to Cymdeithas Llyfrau Ceredigion, a Welsh-language book publisher, which issued new Welsh Teldisc releases into the 1990s.


Scope and content/abstract: Business records of John Edwards and Welsh Teldisc Records Ltd, 1962-1976, including balance sheets, 1963-1974; sales summaries, 1963-1974; invoices and delivery notes, 1963-1972; records of stock movement, 1965-1966; records of copyright enquiries, permissions and royalties, 1963-1974; recording contracts, 1964-1967; recording log book, 1964-1970; lyrics and sleeve notes, with related correspondence, 1963-1968; copy outgoing correspondence, 1965-1967; general incoming correspondence, 1964-1976; and papers of Mrs Olwen Edwards, 1955-1976.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.

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, in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp. 97-98, is available 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: Donated by Olwen Edwards per A. J. Heward Rees, Welsh Music Information Centre, Cardiff, 1988.


Related material: Further records of Welsh Teldisc Ltd are in NLW, Papurau Cymdeithas Llyfrau Ceredigion.


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, pp. 97-98. The record company's name has often been misidentified as Welsh Teledisc.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Edwards, John, | 1905-1966 | Archives
Music trade | Wales
Welsh Teldisc Records | Archives

Personal names
Edwards , John , 1905-1966

Corporate names
Welsh Teldisc Records


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