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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, records relating to Pembrokeshire

Reference code(s): GB 0213 HDSO/54

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society

Short Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, records relating to Pembrokeshire

Creation date(s): 1939-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (144 files)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (WAOS) is a central body for agricultural co-operation. Its function is to promote, represent and offer leadership to local societies and co-ordinate their activities. It was founded in 1922 as the result of restructuring of the Agricultural Organisation Society and is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by grants. In the course of its work, it accumulated records of the member bodies.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by the Welsh Agricultural Organsiation Society, 1939-1979, including correspondence and financial records of Pembrokeshire-based societies and groups, including Pembroke Quality Livestock and Pembroke Quality Lamb Group, 1972-1977; Pembrokeshire Early Potato Growers' Association, 1962-1970; Haverfordwest Agricultural Co-operative Society, 1956-1977; Crymych Seed Potato Growers Ltd, 1939-1949; Crymych and District Farmers' Association, 1958-1970; North Pembrokeshire Weaner Group, 1964-1974; records of Pembrokeshire forage groups, 1970-1975; and records of Pembrokeshire rabbit clearance societies, 1958-1963.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to subject

Conditions governing access: Restriced access. Files under 30 years old may not be seen without the written permission of WAOS. Permission will not be forthcoming when such files relate to job applications, debts and County Court actions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The WAOS records were deposited in the National Library of Wales, [c. 1984]. Files relating to individual counties were then distributed to local Record Offices. The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when moving into new premises in 1958.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr Daniel Huws, Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Records, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1985.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Papers of the central administration and of national and affiliated societies are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, Aberystwyth, catalogue; NLW, Schedule of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Agriculture | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Agriculture, Cooperative | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Farmers | Wales | Pembrokeshire | Societies, etc.
Livestock | Breeding | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Rabbits | Virus diseases | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Seed potatoes | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Crymych Seed Potato Growers Ltd
Crymych and District Farmers' Association
Haverfordwest Agricultural Co-operative Society
North Pembrokeshire Weaner Group
Pembroke Quality Livestock and Pembroke Quality Lamb Group
Pembrokeshire Early Potato Growers' Association
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society

Places
Crymych (Wales)
Haverfordwest (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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