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Gwent Archives
National Eisteddfod (Newport), copy minutes

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2682

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: National Eisteddfod, Newport, copy minutes

Short Title: National Eisteddfod (Newport), copy minutes

Creation date(s): 1986-1988

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): National Eisteddfod Association of Newport Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: The National Eisteddfod of Wales can be traced back to 1176 when it is said that the first Eisteddfod was held, under the auspices of Rhys ap Gruffudd (Lord Rhys of Deheubarth or South Wales), at his castle in Cardigan. Eisteddfod is derived from the Welsh verb 'eistedd' which means 'to sit'. It is a competitive festival held annually during the first full week of August. The festival travels and is held annually, alternating between north and south Wales. By doing so, it is able to attract maximum participation, incorporate new developments, while maintaining itself as a national festival. The Eisteddfod is held in Welsh as the main aim is to nurture and safeguard the language and culture of Wales. In 1988, the National Eisteddfodd was held in Newport, Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Copy minutes of executive committee and sub-committees, 1986-1988.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: executive committee; sub-committees.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, 1988.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, National Eisteddfod, Newport, 1988 copy minutes; Stephens, Meic, The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Williams, Stephen J., The Eisteddfod (Llandybie, 1968); Eisteddfodd (Cardiff, 1990); Jones, Margaret, Eisteddfodd : a Welsh phenomenon (Talybont, 1978); National Eisteddfodd website ( viewed 28th May 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | (1988 : | Casnewydd)
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | (1988 : | Casnewydd) | Pwyllgor Gwaith | Archives
Eisteddfodau | Wales
Festivals | Wales | Newport

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Corporate names
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | (1988 : | Casnewydd) | Pwyllgor Gwaith

Newport (Wales)

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