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National Library of Wales
"No Assembly" campaign, 1979, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NOABLY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: "No Assembly" Campaign Papers

Short Title: "No Assembly" campaign, 1979, papers

Creation date(s): 1978-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): No Assembly Campaign (1979)


Administrative/Biographical history: Following the passing of the Wales Act 1978 enabling devolution, the Labour government held a referendum on whether its provisions should be implemented. The "No Assembly" Campaign was organised to campaign for a 'no' vote in the Devolution Referendum for Wales of 1st March 1979. The referendum proved a major defeat for the pro-devolution cause. The chairman of the campaign was the Conservative politician, Lord Gibson-Watt (1918-2002), but membership was drawn from across the parties.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence relating to the No Assembly Campaign, 1979; press releases, speeches, and articles, 1979; miscellaneous administrative papers, 1978-1979; and press-cuttings, 1979.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as general correspondence; press releases, speeches and aricles; miscellaneous papers; and miscellaneous press cuttings.

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 1986, p. 54, at the National Library of Wales.

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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 Lord Gibson-Watt, Llandrindod Wells, 1986.


Related material: Further papers of anti- and pro- devolution campaigns are in NLW: "Wales for the Assembly" Campaign Records, 1975-1979, Conservative Party (North Wales) papers, Gus Jones papers; Aberystwyth "No Assembly" Campaign, John Ormond papers and Newport West Labour Party papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; Jones, Gareth Elwyn, Modern Wales: A concise history, c. 1485-1979 (Cambridge, 1984).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Decentralization in government | Great Britain | Wales
Devolution | Wales
No Assembly Campaign | Archives
Political campaigns | Wales
Referendum | Wales | 1979
Wales | Politics and government | 20th century

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