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National Library of Wales
Rees, John Collwyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOHREES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Collwyn Rees Papers

Short Title: Rees, John Collwyn, papers

Creation date(s): 1949-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.135 cubic metres (15 boxes)

Name of creator(s): John Collwyn Rees


Administrative/Biographical history: John Collwyn Rees (1919-1980) was Professor of Political Theory and Government at the University College of Swansea, Glamorgan, from 1955 until 1962. In 1971, he published his book Equality. He researched political theory, equality and justice, and was very interested in Marxism and Communism.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers and correspondence of John Collwyn Rees, 1949-1979, including academic correspondence, 1956-1978, addressed to Rees; publications, lectures, talks, reviews and notes by Rees, 1953-1978, mainly on J. S. Mill; research papers on political theory, 1951-1979; papers on equality and justice, [c.1950]-1975; notes on Marxism and Communism, 1951-1974; notes on atomic warfare and disarmament, 1956-1963; notes on philosophy, [c.1950]-1980; and notes on freedom and liberty, 1960-1978; and miscellaneous papers, 1970-1981.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; and research materials on the following themes or subjects: John Stuart Mill, political theory, equality and justice, Marxism and Communism, atomic warfare and disarmament, philosophy, and freedom and liberty; and miscellaneous papers.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1991, pp.62-68, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Betty Rees, Swansea, in 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991, pp.62-68; The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website (, viewed 5 February 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Disarmament | Research
Equality | Research
Justice | Research
Nuclear warfare
Philosophy | Research
Political science | Research
Rees, J. C. | (John Collwyn) | Archives

Personal names
Mill , John Stuart , 1806-1873
Rees , J. C. (John Collwyn)

Corporate names
University of Wales Swansea

Swansea (Wales)

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