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Anglesey Archives
Oral History tape recordings

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WMT

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Oral History Tape Recordings

Short Title: Oral History tape recordings

Creation date(s): 1983-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 207 compact cassettes

Name of creator(s): Gwynedd Archives Service

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Gwynedd Archives Service used government employment schemes to undertake a project recording oral history evidence in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire. The contents of the recordings were summarised for a catalogue, and also transcribed. The recordings were conducted between 1983 and 1992, and cover a wide range of subjects, including life on Anglesey, work, social life, life in the Services, farming, the Second World War, and election addresses from the 1987 General Election campaign.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers and recordings of the Gwynedd Archives Service Oral History Tape Recordings, 1983-1990; including Oral History interviews of Alun Owen on The Whalers of Anglesey, 1984, and of others concerning life on Anglesey, work, social life, life in the Services, farming, the Second World War; and election addresses from the 1987 General Election campaign.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by date of interview into various subjects, and a separate catalogue for whalers.

Conditions governing access: Restricted access to the Kenneth Sydney Horton tape recordings, 1985.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Some of the tapes are unclear. The majority are transcribed, either fully or in part.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, the National Library of Wales, Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

Language codes: weleng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Material recorded for Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire is held by the relevant office. WM/T/92 has been transferred to Caernarfon as XM/T/168.

Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: Alun Owen, The Whalers of Anglesey (Gwynedd Archives, 1983), is partly based on recordings in the archive; John Richard Rowlands, The Farmer's Tale: the story of John Richard Rowlands, Talwrn, Anglesey (Gwynedd Archives, 1992) is based on recordings in the archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Oral History Tape Recordings, 1987, 1988; Oral History website (www.oralhistory.org.uk/), viewed 2 July 2003; information from Anne Venables, County Archivist, 26 January 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Anglesey (Wales) | Social conditions
Audio tapes
Farm life | Wales | Anglesey
Great Britain. | Parliament | Elections, 1987
Whaling | Wales | Anglesey
World War, 1939-1945

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Anglesey (Wales)

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