Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAW8
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru records
Short Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru, records
Creation date(s): 1997-2014
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.086 cubic metres (8 boxes, 2 binders, 1 hard drive, 12 envelopes).
Name of creator(s): Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru
Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru was established in 1998 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; 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 the Principality, especially that which for one reason or another 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 Archive's activity complements the work of the Glasgow Women's Library, as well as the Women's 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, 1997-2014, comprising: administrative papers, including accessions register; correspondence, minutes, and agendas of meetings; publicity material; constitution and rules; collections officers' papers; papers relating to projects; newsletters and annual reports; annual conference organisation; report on the Wales Women's History Roadshow project; papers relating to other organisations with similar aims; applications for grants and financial papers. Photogrpahs and correspondence on a presentation on Barry Training College at the National Eisteddfod, 2012.
Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Some sections of the archive are closed for reasons of data protection.
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 not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by officers of the organisation.
Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Archives: DWAW 2-7, 9 & 10.
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 Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004, revised May 2014