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John, Alun, Dr, research papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ALUOHN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dr Alun John Research Papers

Short Title: John, Alun, Dr, research papers

Creation date(s): 1931-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Dr Alun John


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Alun John was a Senior English lecturer at the Glamorgan College of Education, Barry, c. 1970. His doctoral thesis, 'The Life and Works of Alun Lewis' (University of Wales, 1973), concerned Alun Lewis (1915-1944), the poet and writer from Aberdare.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers, 1931-1985, accumulated by Dr Alun John while preparing 'The Life and Works of Alun Lewis', consisting mainly of photocopies of short stories, articles and reviews relating to Alun Lewis, including published articles and reviews by Lewis, [1930x1944]; short stories and poetry published in The Ludovican, The Dragon and The Serpent, [c. 1933]-1938; reviews of Ha! Ha! Among the Trumpets (1945) and Letters from India (1946); papers relating to events commemorating the 70th anniversary of Lewis's birth, 1985; correspondence of Dr John relating to Lewis, 1969-1972; articles, cuttings and radio scripts concerning Lewis, 1954-1970; group photographs, 1931; and a copy of Alun Lewis: A Bibliography (Frankfurt, 1986), compiled by Ulrich Schäefer.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Original order maintained.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1995, p. 40, 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 have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr Alun John, Barry, South Glamorgan, 1994.


Related material: Further papers of Alun Lewis are NLW, Alun Lewis Papers, NLW, Gwyn Jones Papers and NLW MSS 20798C, 23208E.


Note: Title based on contents of fonds.

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, 1995; NLW, Schedule of Alun Lewis Papers; John, Alun, Writers of Wales: Alun Lewis (Cardiff, 1970).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Lewis, Alun, | 1915-1944

Personal names
John , Alun , 1919-
Lewis , Alun , 1915-1944

Corporate names

Aberdare (Wales)

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