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National Library of Wales
'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 YESWAL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: 'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign Records

Short Title: 'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign, records

Creation date(s): 1995-1998

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.153 cubic metres (17 boxes and 1 folder)

Name of creator(s): 'Yes for Wales' Campaign of the 1997 Welsh Devolution Referendum Campaign


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract: The collection comprises: Group 1: papers, 1997-1998, deriving from the Cardiff HQ of the 'Yes for Wales' campaign, including correspondence, strategy papers, minutes of committees and sub-groups, campaign materials, conference papers, financial papers, material emanating from the various Yes Supporting Groups, and papers deriving from several local support groups, among them Swansea, Pontypridd, Ceredigion and Neath. Group 2 consists of correspondence, press releases, governmental publications, strategy papers and campaign materials, 1997-1998. Group 3 comprises correspondence, minutes and agenda, strategy papers, financial papers, membership papers, press and media papers, newsletters, volumes of press cuttings, papers relating to each of the political parties in Wales, other support groups and a few papers relating to the 'No' campaign in 1997.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups by provenance (as noted in immediate source 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: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 87-91. The catalogue can also be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All the papers received by the National Library have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The first group (boxes 1-8) comprises papers donated by the Yes for Wales Campaign per Ms Mari James, Vice Chair of the Campaign, in 1997 and 1998; together with papers relating to local branches donated by Mr David Egan and Mr Chris Simpson in 1997 and by Mr Gareth Richards in 1998. Also included in this group are papers accumulated by the Welsh Political Archive during the Campaign. The second group (box 8) comprises papers donated by Mr Ioan Bellin in 1999, and the papers in the third group (boxes 9-17) were donated by Mr Leighton Andrews in 1999.


Related material: For papers relating to the No Campaign, see NLW ex 2039.


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 'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign Records in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 87-88.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2006

Decentralization in government | Wales
Referendum | Wales
Yes for Wales (Organization) | Archives

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