ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Glamorgan Archives
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, records, Glamorgan

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAOS

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society records

Short Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, records, Glamorgan

Creation date(s): [post 1945]-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.030 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society


Administrative/Biographical history: Influenced by the success of the agricultural co-operative movement in Ireland, a number of societies began to appear in South Wales at the turn of the century. The Agricultural Organisation Society was active in Wales from 1902 onwards, initially administered from London, but after 1906, with a local organiser. In 1914, a south Wales section was formed, followed in 1919, by a Welsh Provincial Council. All matters relating to Welsh agricultural co-operation were transferred to the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society from 1 April 1922. The Society accumulated the records of individual cooperative ventures, and also collected infromation about agriculture in general.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, [post 1945]-1978, including: files on individual companies, 1958-1978; regional studies, 1961-1975; and miscellaneous papers, [post 1945]-1968.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Files on individual companies arranged in alphabetical by company name.

Conditions governing access: Conditional access. Permission to consult some of these records must first be obtained from the Glamorgan Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when it moved into new premises in 1958. The Society deposited its records with the National Library of Wales.

Immediate source of acquisition: Material relating to Glamorgan transferred by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2 May 1985.


Related material: Furteh records of the Society are held by the National Library of Wales. Records of local societies have been distributed to county record offices.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

Agriculture | Wales | Societies, etc.
Agriculture, Cooperative | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society

Glamorgan (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details