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Campbell, Ian and Thalia, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 IANELL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers

Short Title: Campbell, Ian and Thalia, papers

Creation date(s): 1958-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.584 cubic metres (57 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Ian and Thalia Campbell


Administrative/Biographical history: Ian Campbell was born on 3rd July 1936. During the 1983 General Election, he stood as Labour candidate for the Clwyd North West Constituency and in the 1984 European election, he was the Labour candidate for the North Wales constituency. Thalia D. Campbell, a banner-maker and teacher, was born 24th August 1937. She was one of the founders of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, at the US military base in Berkshire, England, which started in 1981 after a march from Wales of women peace activists. The original Camp on Greenham Common closed on the 5th September 2000 after 19 years of a continuous presence. Campbell integrates her political convictions and her artistic talents by searching through archives to exhibit the neglected political art form of making banners. Both are retired but actively involved in the Peace Movement and Marches, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Life on Earth, etc, and in commemorating the Peace March and Camp.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers and ephemera relating to the Peace Movement, 1976-[1990s]; the Labour Party, 1975-1996; Trade Union activities, [c. 1980s]-[1990s]; the Peace and Nuclear Disarmament movement, 1976-[1990s], including the Greenham Common Peace Camp, the 'Peace Marches' from Cardiff to Greenham Common, the camp at Brawdy Royal Air Force base, Pembrokeshire, and other women's peace camps, and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); Nuclear Energy and Green Movement, 1973-[1990s]; feminist issues, 1958-1990; issues including animal rights, Europe, the NHS, pensions, public transport, the Poll Tax, unemployment and the United Nations, [c. 1990s]; posters relating to the activities of the various groups and societies supported by them, [c. 1980s]-[1990s], regarding numerous issues, campaigns and events, including the peace movement, the environment, human rights and the 1989 `War on Want' Benefit Concert for Central America, and correspondence with MPs, 1982-1992.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Labour Party; peace and nuclear disarmament; nuclear energy and the Green Movement; trade unions; feminist issues; miscellaneous; and miscellaneous posters.

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 at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Ian and Thalia Campbell, 1989 onwards.



Note: Title supplied from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project.The following sources were used in the compilation of this description : NLW Schedule of Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers; Personal correspondence with Ian Campbell, January 2003; Women, Children and a Sculpture against War at ( ; Art & Activism: The Integration of Art and Politics at ( on 6 June 2003

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Campbell, Ian, | 1936- | Archives
Campbell, Thalia D., | 1937- | Archives
Demonstrations | Wales, South
Feminism | Wales
Green movement | Wales
Nuclear energy | Government policy | Great Britain
Peace movements | Wales
Peace movements | Wales | Aberystwyth
Printed ephemera | Wales
Trades unions | Wales

Personal names
Campbell , Ian , 1936-
Campbell , Thalia

Corporate names
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Labour Party Wales
War on Want Benefit Concert for Central America

Aberystwyth (Wales)
Berkshire (England)
Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp ()
Wales ()

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