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National Library of Wales
Hopkin, Deian R., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DEIKIN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Deian R. Hopkin Papers

Short Title: Hopkin, Deian R., papers

Creation date(s): 1907-1988 (accumulated [1917]-[1988])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.216 cubic metres (24 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Dr Deian R. Hopkin; Loti Rees Hughes; and W. Douglas Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Deian R. Hopkin (1944-) was born in Llanelli. He was educated at Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, Llanelli, the first Welsh-medium school to be established by a local authority. He then attended Llandovery College and the University of Wales Aberystwyth, graduating in history and then completing a PhD. He taught at the History Department of the University for twenty-four years and became Head of Department. In 1991 he became Dean of Human Sciences at City of London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University), and in 1996, Vice-Provost. He has published a number of works on Labour and press history and on the use of computers in history and he was founding editor of Llafur: Journal of Welsh Labour History. He has been a member of various councils, including the Court and Council of the National Library of Wales. His mother, Loti Rees Hughes (1908-1969), was a Labour Party activist and his stepfather W. Douglas Hughes (1899-1968), was an agent of the Llanelly Divisional Labour Party, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, from 1936.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1907-1988, mainly relating to the activities of the Labour Party in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, 1917-1967, including: papers of the Llanelli Trades Council and Divisional Labour Party, including minute books, 1940-1967; accounts, financial papers and cash books, 1925-1967; correspondence, 1921-1967; miscellaneous papers, 1917-1967; press cuttings, 1926-1959; and general election papers, 1931-1964; political and professional papers of Loti Rees Hughes, including correspondence, minute books and press cuttings, 1927-1965; and personal and family papers, 1935-1969; papers of W. Douglas Hughes [c. 1920]-1968, including correspondence, 1932-1967; notebooks, c. [1920]-1966; and correspondence and papers relating to Carmarthenshire County Council, 1944-1968; together with the papers of Dr Deian R. Hopkin, 1907-1988, including correspondence, 1962-1988; and miscellaneous printed material, with some concerning the Labour Party, 1907-1984 and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1960-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: Llanelly Trades Council and Divisional Labour Party; Loti Rees Hughes; Alderman W. Douglas Hughes; and Dr Deian R. Hopkin.

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 1992, pp. 58-63, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales has been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr Deian R. Hopkin, Brentwood, Essex, 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the records acquired by Dr Deian R. Hopkin pre-date his birth because they are the papers of his parents.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992; WWW London South Bank University website, viewed 14 December 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Carmarthenshire (Wales). | County Council | Records and correspondence
Election districts | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Election districts | Wales | Ceredigion
Election districts | Wales | Llanelli
Hopkin, Deian, | Archives
Llanelli Trades Council and Divisional Labour Party | Records and correspondence
Local government | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Political parties | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Political parties | Wales | Ceredigion
Politicians | Wales | Llanelli | Archives

Personal names
Hopkin , Deian
Hughes , Loti Rees
Hughes , W. Douglas , 1899-1968

Corporate names
Carmarthenshire (Wales) | County Council
Labour Party Wales
Llanelli Trades Council and Divisional Labour Party

Cardiganshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Ceredigion (Wales)
Llanelli (Wales)

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