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Shelter Cymru Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SHLTRCMRU

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Shelter Cymru Archive

Short Title: Shelter Cymru Archive

Creation date(s): 1981-2015

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3 large boxes and 8 small boxes; 0.158 cubic metres.

Name of creator(s): Shelter Cymru (Organisation)


Administrative/Biographical history: Shelter Cymru, originally operating as Welsh Housing Aid, was set up in 1981 as part of Shelter, but became an independent charity in 1986. Its work is varied; it works to support families at risk of homelessness or living in poor housing and prevent people from losing their homes, it provides advice, training and lobbies and campaigns on housing issues.


Scope and content/abstract: Archives of Shelter Cymru ca. 1981-2015 reflecting the work of the organisation in campaigning, researching and advocacy around issues related to homelessness and housing. The archive contains a number of publications as well as item such as banners, t-shirts and badges.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh.

System of arrangement: The 2015 donation has been arranged into 8 series following the structure of the collection as arranged by Shelter Cymru; Reports, Fundraising and Campaigns; Projects; Subject Files; Training; Press and Media; Val Feld Award; Commissions. Original order has been retained within the files.

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:


Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history: Donated by Shelter Cymru in December 2015.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Posters have been transferred to the NLW poster collection and photographs transferred to the photograph collection. Cassettes and VHS tapes have been transferred to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (February 2016).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: material in the Shelter Cymru Archive, Shelter Cymru WWW site (February 2016).

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2016.

Homelessness | Wales
Housing | Wales

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