Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAW3
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. South Wales Branch collection
Short Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. South Wales Branch collection
Creation date(s): 1965-1967
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.012 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator(s): Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, South Wales Branch; and Ruth Osborn, Secretary.
Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru was established in 1998. Its aims are to provide a resource for present and future generations to investigate and research the lives, traditions and histories of women in Wales; to seek to raise the profile of the role of women in Wales, both past and present, by all relevant means such as research, education, exhibitions, events etc.; to liaise with existing libraries and archives in Wales over the collection, listing and exploitation of relevant material; to carry out a comprehensive investigation of existing holdings of relevant material in order to facilitate awareness and encourage future use of such material; to liaise with relevant women's archives across the world and with other relevant organisations to exchange ideas and information, and where relevant, source materials, and to promote WAW/AMC as a national asset for Wales. Since its inception, WAW/AMC has been active in seeking to identify and preserve historical material relating to the role and activities of women in Wales, especially that appears to fall outside the remit of other repositories. This is of great importance both for bringing consciousness of women into Welsh education, and more generally for reminding people in Wales that there have been a variety of important women in their history. The Archives activity complements the work of the Glasgow Womens Library as well as the Womens Library and the Feminist Library in London, and is therefore significant to record-keeping on women in Britain generally.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1965-1967, consists of: papers and publications relating to the political, administrative and social activities of WILPF South Wales Branch and Ruth Osborn.
Language/scripts of material: English; one item each in Norwegian and French.
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Permission to consult these records must be obtained in advance 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 http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual.
Related material: See other Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru collections (DWAW).
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, Handlist of records for the Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, South Wales Branch.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004