Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWLE
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru Women For Life on Earth Records
Short Title: Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru Women For Life on Earth Records
Creation date(s): 1981-2002
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.012 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator(s): Women For Life on Earth Group
Administrative/Biographical history: In 1981, Greenham Common Air Base, Berkshire, became the target of an anti-nuclear protest that was to last for 20 years. Women protesting at the siting of Cruise missiles at the base set up the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, which ran until the year 2000. A number of peace groups and other organisations took part in the action and exhibitions were held to record the event. Women for Life on Earth Group was an organisation of Welsh women, who walked 120 miles from Cardiff to Greenham Common to raise awareness of the issue. On reaching their destination they chained themselves to the perimeter fence. Women for Life on Earth Group continued to support the Greenham Common peace camp, and also organised a march from Cardiff to RAF Brawdy, Pembrokeshire. In 1983, the Group recorded the history of the 1981 march from the view of its participants.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Women For Life on Earth, 1981-1984, including: correspondence concerning the organisation of the march, arranging speakers and accommodation, and letters of support, 1981, 1982; draft articles, newscuttings and leaflets relating to the march from Cardiff to Greenham Common, and to events at Greenham Common peace camp, 1981-1983; newscuttings and articles on Greenham Common peace camp, 1981-1983; letters requesting information about the march, and details arrangements, 1981; various peace movement newsletters; correspondence, draft articles and newcuttings relating to activities at Greenham Common peace camp, 1982-1984; photographs of the march, and of marchers at Greenham Common, 1981; correspondence and draft articles describing the march, written by women who had taken part in the march, 1983; correspondence and leaflets concerning as march from Cardiff to RAF Brawdy, Pembrokeshire, organised by Women for Life on Earth; newsletters and correspondence concerning the peace movement and Women for Life on Earth, 1981-1983; notes taken by Ann Pettitt at [?] Carmarthen Anti-Nuclear Campaign meeting, 1981, 1982; two photographs, email and banner relating to Greenham Common 20th anniversary, Dec 2002; sticker for STAR marches, 1983.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: 11 bundles labeled A-K.
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glmorgan Archives policy.
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 private individual at various dates. Ownership of the collection has been transferred to the Women's Archive of Wales since being deposited
Related material: Other collections in Glamorgan Archives: DWAW9 - Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Collection; DWAW10 - Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Margery Lewis Collection - photographs of Women for Life on Earth Group at Greenham Common; DWAW13 - Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp - Jill Stallard Papers; DWAW38 - Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's Peace camp, Greenham Common - photograph of banner; DXGC223 - Women for life on earth, poster showing banner carried on march from Cardiff to Brawdy; DWAW14 - Thalia Campbell papers relating to a sculpture to commemorate Greenham Common; DX736/1,2 - papers relating to the 10th years of Greenham Common. See also material in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, the CND papers held at the National Library of Wales, and material in the Feminist Archive South held at Bristol University Archives (reference DM2123). Some of the material held in the Feminist Archive South is listed on the online catalogue found at http://oac.lib.bris.ac.uk/DServe/ Please note that the material held at Bristol University is held in an outside repository and advance notice is needed to access material.
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 For Life on Earth Group.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004, revised July 2008