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National Library of Wales
European Bureau records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EURBUR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cofnodion Biwro Ewropeaidd yr Ieithoedd Llai = European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages Records

Short Title: European Bureau records

Creation date(s): 1974-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.199 cubic metres (22 boxes)

Name of creator(s): The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (Wales Sub-Committee and the United Kingdom Committee)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages was established in 1982. The UK Committee is one of the 13 Member State Committees represented within the General Council of the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages. The Member State Committees comprise cultural organisations, official institutions and other bodies active in the field of regional or minority languages and cultures, and work towards ending the isolation which members of small language communities often feel. The UK Committee is a company, limited by guarantee and recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charitable organisation. It has ten Directors, three representing each of the member organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and one representing the member organisation in Cornwall. Its meetings, which are normally held twice yearly, are also attended by observers from the Isle of Man and Jersey.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records, mainly 1986-1996, of The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages ( Wales Sub-Committee and the United Kingdom Committee) established in 1982; together with the papers of Dafydd Orwig (1928-1996), Chairman of the United Kingdom Committee, 1989-1992. They include the records of the Wales sub-committee, 1986-1995; the Other Celtic sub-committees, 1987-1996; the United Kingdom committees, 1989-1996; and other committees, 1989-1996. There are also 'other papers', 1989-1994; and the publications of the Bureau, 1994-1997. The papers accumulated by Dafydd Orwig include records of the Wales sub-committee, 1984-1996; the United Kingdom committees, 1986-1993; the minutes of the Council of the Bureau, 1985-1992; papers concerning minority languages, 1974-1995; study visits, 1984-1993; miscellaneous papers, 1976-1996; and printed material, 1983-1993.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages: Wales sub-committee; Other Celtic sub-committees; United Kingdom committees; 'other committees'; other papers; and publications of the Bureau. Dafydd Orwig papers: Wales sub-committee; United Kingdom committees; minutes of the Council of the Bureau; minority languages; study visits; miscellaneous papers; and printed material.

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 1999, pp. 5-16, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (Wales Sub-Committee and the United Kingdom Committee) per Ms Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Mercator Centre, Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in July 1998.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Created by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project, June 2006. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1999; European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages website, 31 May 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Linguistic minorities
Welsh language | 20th century
Welsh language | Government policy | Wales
Welsh language | Political aspects

Personal names

Corporate names
European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages

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