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South Wales Women's Support Group, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SOUROUP

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: South Wales Women's Support Group Papers

Short Title: South Wales Women's Support Group, papers

Creation date(s): 1984-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): South Wales Women's Support Group

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The South Wales Women's Support groups were especially active during the miners' strike between 1984 and 1985. The wives of the miners played a big role in the strike, appearing on the picket lines alongside the men and attending rallies. They marched behind banners with slogans such as Women Against Pit Closures. Furthermore they organised events to support the striking miners such as jumble sales and sponsored walks, and organised food parcels and soup kitchens.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers 1984-5, mainly relating to the involvement of Welsh women in the Miners' Strike of those years and its aftermath and in particular to the activities of the South Wales Women's Support Groups. They comprise papers relating to the South Wales Women's Support Group with letters from the secretary, Kath Evans, and associated leaflets, handbills and posters, with papers relating to the Swansea, Neath and Dulais Valley Support Group, the National Organisation of Women Against Pit Closures, the Wales Congress in Support of Mining Communities, and Greenham Common women.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups by dates of acquisition.

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: Hard copies of the catalogues are available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1987, p. 106 and Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, p.73, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Ms Jaclyn Gier in 1985 and 1986; and Prof. Deirdre Beddoe in 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, South Wales Women's Support Group Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Coal strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985
South Wales Women's Support Groups | Records and correspondence
Women in politics | Wales
Women pacifists
Women political activists | Wales

Personal names

Corporate names
South Wales Women's Support Groups
Swansea, Neath and Dulais Valleys Support Group

Places
South Wales ()

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