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National Library of Wales
Rowlands, Ted, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TEDNDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ted Rowlands Papers

Short Title: Rowlands, Ted, papers

Creation date(s): 1972-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.126 cubic metres (14 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Ted Rowlands


Administrative/Biographical history: Edward (Ted) Rowlands, was born in Rhondda, Glamorgan, in 1940. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for the constituncies of Cardiff North, 1966-1970, for Merthyr Tydfil, 1972-1983, and Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, 1983-2001. He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, 1969-1970 and 1974-1975, and Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1976-1979. From 1987-2001 he was a member of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 2001 he stepped down as an MP, and, in 2004, he was created Baron Rowlands of Merthyr Tydfil and of Rhymney. In 2003 he was a member of the Richard Commission investigating the powers and electoral arrangements of the National Assembly of Wales. He now lives in Carmarthenshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Constituents' correspondence, 1984-1990; general correspondence, 1982-1990; correspondence subject files, 1972-1990; Foreign Affairs Committee, 1991; correspondence and press cuttings relating to the Miners' Strike, 1984-1985; and pamphlets, 1984-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: constituency correspondence; general correspondence; subject files of correspondence; foreign affairs; Miners' Strike; and pamphlets.

Conditions governing access: Constituents' files and a file relating to the Miners' Strike are closed for 50 years: exemption s. 40 Freedom of Information Act 2000. 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. 111-113, at the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Ted Rowlands, London, 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992; Debrett's People of Today (London, 2003); Richard Commission website, viewed 6 September 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Coal strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985
Rowlands, Ted, | 1940- | Archives

Personal names
Rowlands , Ted (Edward) , b. 1940 , Baron Rowlands of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Corporate names
Great Britain | Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Great Britain | Parliament. | House of Commons. | Foreign Affairs Committee

Glamorgan (Wales)

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