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Brookes, Beata, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BEAOKES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Beata Brookes Papers

Short Title: Brookes, Beata, papers

Creation date(s): 1976-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.427 cubic metres (42 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Beata Brookes


Administrative/Biographical history: Beata Brookes (Beata Ann Brooks) (b. 1931) was born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, and attended Lowther College and University of Wales College, Bangor. She worked as a social worker for Denbighshire County Council and as a TV researcher for HTV, Cardiff. She was involved in charities for the mentally handicapped and health organisations in Clwyd. She was an active Conservative supporter, standing in several parliamentary elections, 1955-1964; she was elected to the European Parliament for the North Wales constituency, 1979-1989, and contested the seat unsuccessfully in 1989. The Conservative Party's North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council supported her in her role as MEP.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence and papers of Beata Brookes: papers relating to the 1979 Euro-election campaign in North Wales, 1979; correspondence with local Conservative Associations, 1978-1984; North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council papers, 1976-1984; correspondence on European issues, 1979-1988; correspondence with local authorities, 1980-1989; papers relating to charities for the mentally handicapped, 1985-1989; constituency correspondence, 1985-1989; Conservative Party correspondence, 1985-1989; general correspondence, 1979-1987; printed material, 1984-1988; and correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by subject and date.

Conditions governing access: Constitunecy files closed until 2039: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000 77 A 1985-9. 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 1990, pp. 4-9, and 1996, p. 8, 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 Miss Brookes per D Elwyn Jones between 1989 and 1995.


Related material: Photographs and slides donated by Beata Brookes are held in NLW, Special Collections.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch and Martin Locock for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990 and 1996; National Library of Wales website (, viewed 19 May 2003; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r Ganrif, Welsh Elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont, 1999); Debrett's People of Today, (2005).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003; revised May 2005.

Brookes, Beata | Archives
Election districts | Wales, North
Elections | Wales
Elections | Wales, North
European Parliament | Elections, 1979
European Parliament | Elections, 1984
European Parliament | Elections, 1989
People with mental disabilities | Wales
Political campaigns | North Wales

Personal names
Brookes , Beata

Corporate names
Conservative Party (Great Britain) | North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council

Wales, North ()

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