Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAW4
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Women's Archive of Wales/ Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's Arts Association, Permanent Waves
Short Title: Women's Archive of Wales/ Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's Arts Association, Permanent Waves
Creation date(s): c1986-2009
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.04 cubic metres (13 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Arts Discussion Group; South Glamorgan Women's Arts Association (Permanent Waves; Permanent Waves Women's Arts Association; Women's Arts Association
Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Arts Association had its beginnings in 1984 in the Arts Discussion Group which evolved from South Glamorgan County Council Women's Committee. From 1986 onwards it organised an annual Women's Arts Festival. The Association was formally organised in 1992 when it was known as South Glamorgan Women's Arts Association (Permanent Waves). Its purpose, under its constitution set out in 1992, was to increase opportunities for women to enjoy and take part in artistic and cultural activities and to promote public awareness of women's work. In 1996, the Association became a registered charity. It later adopted the name Permanent Waves Women's Arts Association. It moved from offices in Ely to Bute Street, Cardiff, in 2004 when Permanent Waves was dropped from its name, becoming Women's Arts Association. As the result of cuts in funding in 2010 it was obliged to operate as a voluntary organisation without permanent employed staff.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Women's Arts Association, including: minutes, administrative papers, newsletters, photographs, posters, advertising and descriptive material of arts exhibitions and activities.
Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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 the Association through the Women's Archive of Wales between 1999 and 2010.
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, Catalogue of records for the Women's Arts Association. Revised by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004, November 2011