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Edwards, Colin, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 COLRDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Colin Edwards Papers

Short Title: Edwards, Colin, papers

Creation date(s): 1953-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Colin Edwards

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Colin Edwards (1924-1994), radio journalist, was of Welsh descent, and lived in Gorseinon, Glamorgan. He began work on a book, `Dylan Remembered' about the life of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), recording interviews with individuals including Philip Burton, Pennar Davies, Gwynfor Evans, Glyn Jones, Vernon Watkins, and Florence Thomas, mother of Dylan Thomas. The book was never completed, although there are drafts of some chapters.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Colin Edwards comprising typescript chapters of his incomplete book on Dylan Thomas ('Dylan Remembered'), and transcripts of audio tapes including interviews with Philip Burton, Gwynfor Evans, Glyn Jones, Vernon Watkins, and Florence Thomas, mother of Dylan Thomas; together with index cards and address books. Additional papers include papers mainly relating to Dylan Thomas, including letters from Glyn Jones, Ralph Maud, Constantine FitzGibbon and Bert Trick, a script of an interview with Sada Thompson and Nancy Wickwire on Dylan Thomas, notebooks, and press cuttings.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1997, p.34 and 2000, p.25, 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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by the late Mr Colin D. Edwards, Oakland, California per his widow, Mrs Mary C. Edwards, in July 1996 and April 1999. An additional consignment was donated by Mrs Edwards per Mr David Thomas, Ciliau Aeron, in November 2000 and December 2004.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Audio tapes, slides, cine film and ephemera in NLW Sound and Moving Image Collection.

Publication note: Thomas, David N., Dylan Remembered, (two vols, 2003, Seren Books) is based on Edwards' interview transcripts.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997; Seren Books website, viewed 4 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003; amended July 2005 and February 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Poets, English language | Wales
Thomas, Dylan, | 1914-1953

Personal names
Edwards , Colin , 1924-1994

Corporate names

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