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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Gwynedd, Messrs Parry & Sons papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/29

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes

Short Title: Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Gwynedd, Messrs Parry & Sons papers

Creation date(s): 1899-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2473 items

Name of creator(s): Messrs Parry & Sons, Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Caernarfonshire, was operated by Messrs Parry & Sons. The company produced ephemera such as programmes, posters and tickets for various organisations and events, mostly in Caernarfonshire. Austin Lloyd Parry, one of the proprietors, was an organiser of County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Messrs Parry & Sons, Minerva Printing Works, business records, 1946-1966, and correspondence, 1906-1971; printed matter relating to Caernarfonshire chapels and Churches, 1928-1971, including annual reports, 1928-1971, and programmes and posters for various services, 1932-1971; tickets, posters and programmes for Caernarfonshire social events including eisteddfodau, concerts, cinemas, dances and dramas, 1908-1970, and for agricultural shows, carnivals, fairs and Sheep Dog Trials, 1932-1969; programmes and other items for sporting events, 1932-1968, and clubs and societies, 1937-1974; cards, 1938-1973; note headed paper, [20th century]; election leaflets, 1949-1967; parish council papers, 1931-1964; miscellaneous printed items, 1931-1968; and County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association records, 1899-1948.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: religion; social events; shows; Sheep Dog Trials; sports; clubs and societies; booklets; cards; note headed paper; verses; sales of works; elections; parish councils; miscellaneous forms; business papers of Minerva Printing Works; correspondence; and Austin Lloyd Parry.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Argraffdy 'Minerva', Penygroes/Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Entertainment events | Wales | Gwynedd
Parry & Sons (Penygroes, Llanllyfni, Gwynedd, Wales) | Archives
Posters | Wales | Gwynedd | 20th century
Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd
Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)
Parry & Sons, Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)

Places
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)

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