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Glamorgan Archives
Baptist Women's League, Cardiff District

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBAP25

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Baptist Women's League, Cardiff District

Short Title: Baptist Women's League, Cardiff District

Creation date(s): 1922-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 15 items

Name of creator(s): Baptist Women's League, Cardiff District


Administrative/Biographical history: The Cardiff and District Federation of the Baptist Women's League was established in 1922. The first Committee meeting, represented by ten branches, was held in Tredegarville Church in 1923, and the first district meeting was held in the same year. From the beginning, the Baptist Women's League in Cardiff was actively engaged in extension work in the churches, and considerable sums of money have been contributed throughout the years. The League also addressed social issues, day and it supported projects including a business girls' hotel, a home for unmarried mothers and their babies, war relief work, and many other enterprises. In 1968, the League changed its name to Women's Work.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Baptist Women's League, Cardiff District, 1922-1981, includes: Cardiff District, executive, district and committee meetings, minute books, 1922-1981; attendance register, committee meetings, 1964-1977; annual reports, 1964-1973; papers relating to the change from the Baptist Women's League to Women's Work, 1968-1980; Cardiff District President's bible, includes list of presidents, 1959-1981, and badge of office; and Golden Jubilee Booklet, 1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by date and type.

Conditions governing access: These records are subject to a 30 year restriction period.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archivesconditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the East Glamorgan English Baptist Association 2 July 1986 (accession number 6090); 22 July 1986 (accession number 6111).


Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Archives: DBAP24, Baptist Women's League; DBAP26, Baptist Women's League, Merthyr and Aberdare District; DBAP27, Baptist Women's League, Pontypridd and Rhondda District.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Archives, Catalogue of records for the Baptist Women's League; Davies, Chrystal M., Over My Shoulder: with our Baptist Women in Wales over 25 Years (Saffron Walden, 1963); East Glamorgan Association Baptist Women's League, Golden Jubilee 1923-1973 (Pontypridd, 1973); Cardiff and District Federation of Baptist Women's League, Golden Jubilee (Newport, 1972).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003


Personal names

Corporate names
Baptist Women's League | Cardiff and District Federation
Women's Work (Society)

Cardiff (Wales)

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