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Peter Hughes Griffiths (Gwynfor Evans) Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PHGRIF

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Peter Hughes Griffiths (Gwynfor Evans) Papers

Short Title: Peter Hughes Griffiths (Gwynfor Evans) Papers

Creation date(s): 1923-2012

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 large archival box; 0.029 cubic metres.

Name of creator(s): Gwynfor Evans; Peter Hughes Griffiths


Administrative/Biographical history: Gwynfor Evans (1912-2005) was a leading Plaid Cymru politician. He was elected as Plaid Cymru's President in 1945 and held the post until 1981. He became Honorary President in 1982. He was elected to Parliament for Carmarthen at a by-election in 1966, becoming the Plaid Cymru's first M.P. and represented the seat 1966-1970 and 1974-1979. He was a pacifist and at the forefront of the campaign to establish the Welsh television service, S4C.


Scope and content/abstract: Contains material relating to Gwynfor Evans' election campaigns in the Carmarthen Constituency as well as various publications and ephemera related to Gwynfor Evans' career, material relating to his funeral and a service celebrating his life.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh.

System of arrangement: Divided into 2 series; Carmarthen Constituency Election Material and Other Material

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:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Photographic material has been transferred to the NLW National Welsh Photograph Collection. A sound recording on a vinyl record has been transferred to the National Screen and sound Archive of Wales.

Accruals: Accurals are not expected.

Archival history: Material collected by Peter Hughes Griffiths as a reult of his work as Gwynfor Evans' election agent.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Peter Hughes-Griffiths, December 2015.



Note: Title supplied by cataloguer.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: material in the Peter Hughes Griffiths (Gwynfor Evans) Papers, Who's Who.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2016.

Campaign literature | Wales
Elections | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names
Evans , Gwynfor
Hughes Griffiths , Peter

Corporate names
Plaid Cymru

Carmarthen (Wales)

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