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Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 UNEARD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff ) Sports and Social Club Papers

Short Title: Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club, papers

Creation date(s): 1927-1945 (accumulated 1935-1945)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club; Cardiff Channel Dry Docks and Pontoon Co. Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Unemployment Assistance Board was set up in 1935, as a result of the Unemployment Insurance Act 1934, to administer means-tested support for the unemployed. It was organised into regions, areas and local districts, staffed by civil servants. The Board was abolished when assistance was replaced by Unemployment Benefit in 1948. The Wales region organised eisteddfod events in Cardiff in 1938 and 1939. The Cardiff district ran a Sports and Social Club for its staff, administered by a committee, arranging athletic and social events.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club, 1935-1945, including committee minutes, correspondence, annual reports and financial accounts, and programmes; papers relating to Unemployment Assistance Board (Wales) eisteddfodau, 1938-1939; and papers concerning the Cardiff Channel Dry Docks and Pontoon Co. Ltd, 1927-1930, and the Civil Service Clerical Association, 1938. There are no records of the Board's official activities.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type.

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, 1987, p. 117, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records camwe into the possession of Mr Robert Court, Univeristy College, Cardiff, accompanied by unrelated papers of the Cardiff Channel Dry Docks and Pontoon Co. Ltd.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Robert Court, Faculty of Music, University College, Cardiff, 1986.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to the Unemployment Assistance Board are National Library of Wales, Dr Thomas Jones Papers; London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division, Markham 6-9.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material which have become grouped with the Sports and Social Club records.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; The Coalfield Web Materials Website (www.agor.org.uk/cwm), viewed 19 May 2003; Department for Work and Pensions website (www.dwp.gov.uk/), viewed 19 May 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Great Britain. | National Assistance Board. | Cardiff District | Officials and employees | Societies, etc.
Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiff Channel Dry Docks and Pontoon Company
Unemployment Assistance Board (Cardiff) Sports and Social Club

Places
Cardiff (Wales)

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