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National Library of Wales
MacDonald, Elvey, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ELVALD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Elvey MacDonald Papers

Short Title: MacDonald, Elvey, papers

Creation date(s): 1985-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Elvey MacDonald


Administrative/Biographical history: Elvey MacDonald was born in Trelew, Patagonia, in 1941, and came to Wales for the first time in 1965, the centenary of the settlement of Y Wladfa. He established the Welsh radio station Radio Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, which was launched in November 1992. Amongst his publications are 'Y Hirdaith' and 'Dyddiadur Mimosa', both of which concern Welsh settlers in Patagonia.


Scope and content/abstract: $a Papers of Elvey MacDonald, Patagonia, 1985-1997, mainly relating to the establishment of the Welsh radio programme Radio Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, 1985-1997; they include papers relating to various committees, 1985-1995, correspondence, 1985-1996; newspaper cuttings, 1985-1993.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: records relating to various committees; correspondence; and various papers.

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 1998, pp.46-47, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed 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 to the National Library of Wales by Elvey MacDonald, in 1997.



Note: Title supplied from collector of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
MacDonald, Elvey, | 1941- | Archives
Radio Ceredigion | Records and correspondence
Radio stations | Wales

Personal names
MacDonald , Elvey , 1941-

Corporate names
Radio Ceredigion


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