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National Library of Wales
Welsh Arts Council, Autobiographical Writing Competition 1987/88

Reference code(s): GB 0210 AUTOWRIT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Arts Council Autobiographical Writing Competition 1987/88

Short Title: Welsh Arts Council, Autobiographical Writing Competition 1987/88

Creation date(s): 1987-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Arts Council Autobiographical Writing Competition

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1987 the Welsh Arts Council, in conjunction with the Welsh women's press, Honno, announced an autobiographical essay competition, 'Ar fy Myw! / On my Life!', for Welsh women and women living in Wales. Entries for the competition were invited in both Welsh and English. Siân James and Jill Miller were appointed as adjudicators for the English entries, and Meg Elis and Manon Rhys for those in Welsh. The winners' names were announced in June 1988. Those essays which were not subsequently claimed back by their authors were donated to the Library in February 1989 by the Welsh Arts Council, per Mr Tony Bianchi, Literature Officer.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The collection comprises autobiographical essays submitted for the autobiographical essay competition, 'Ar fy Myw!/On my Life!' organised by the Welsh Arts Council in 1987. It also includes reports by the four adjudicators on the entries; and press releases prepared in June 1988 giving details of the successful competitors.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: English entries arranged by the numbers assigned to them; report on the English entries prepared by the two adjudicators Siân James and Jill Miller; press release in English giving details of the successful competitors; Welsh entries arranged by the numbers assigned to them; report on the Welsh entries prepared by the two adjudicators Meg Ellis and Manon Rhys; and press release in Welsh giving details of the successful competitors.

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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records presented to the National Library have been retained, although a few entries were returned to the competitors at their request.

Accruals: Further accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the Library in February 1989 by the Welsh Arts Council, per Mr Tony Bianchi, Literature Officer

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, List of the Welsh Arts Council Autobiographical Writing Competition 1987/88.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Autobiographies | Wales
Autobiography | Women authors
Wales | Biography

Personal names

Corporate names
Welsh Arts Council

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