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David Morris (MEP) Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DAVMOR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: David Morris (MEP) Papers

Short Title: David Morris (MEP) Papers

Creation date(s): 1968-2006

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 50 boxes; $c 0.45 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Rev. David Morris, 1930-2007

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Revd. David Morris was born on 28th January 1930 in Kidderminster, but adopted by a family in Llanelli. He initially worked in the steel and coal industries, gained a scholarship to Ruskin College, Oxford, and went on to study at University College, Swansea, before training at the United Theological College, Aberystwyth. He served as a Presbyterian minister and district and county councillor, before being elected MEP for Mid and West Wales in 1984. Following after boundaries changes he was elected MEP for South Wales West, but did not seek re-election in 1999 when Wales became a single, multi-member constituency. While an MEP he took a keen interest in overseas aid, and campaigned for regulation of the transport of live animals and nuclear waste. A pacifist and anti-nuclear campaigner, he was chair of CND Cymru 1990-2001 and with other activists formed Welsh Labour Grassroots in 2003. He died on January 24th, 2007.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1968-2006, of the Reverend David Morris relating to his interests in political and social issues, his career as MEP for Mid and West Wales, and later MEP for South Wales West, and his work as a Presbyterian minister.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Original order retained. Material is divided into 50 files by subject.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids:

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Other material has been retained by the South Wales Miners' Library.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: David Morris' collection of papers and books was transferred to the South Wales Miners' Library by Shirley Newnham with a request to donate the papers to the National Library of Wales. The papers were received at the National Library of Wales in June 2015. Other material has been retained by the South Wales Miners' Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied by cataloguer.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guardian Online WWW site.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2015


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Anti-nuclear movement | Wales
Wales | Politics and government | 20th century

Personal names
Morris , David , 1930-2007 , Rev.

Corporate names
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
European Economic Community
European Union
Labour Party (Great Britain)

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