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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, Caernarfonshire records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/73

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd Caernarfonshire Records

Short Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, Caernarfonshire records

Creation date(s): 1935-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (39 files, 12 items)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (WAOS) is a central body for agricultural co-operation. Its function is to promote, represent and offer leadership to local societies and co-ordinate their activities. It was founded in 1922 as the result of restructuring of the Agricultural Organisation Society and is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by grants.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organization Society relating to Caernarfonshire, 1935-1981, comprising files of correspondence and other records relating to various local agricultural societies, most notably Eifionydd Farmers Association Ltd, 1935-1980, South Caernarfon Quality Weaner Group, 1963-1976, South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1955-1963, various rabbit clearance societies, 1958-1962; annual reports of South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1960-1967.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to subject

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: The WAOS records were deposited in the National Library of Wales, [c. 1984]. Files relating to individual counties were then distributed to local Record Offices. The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when moving into new premises in 1958.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Papers of the central administration and of national and affiliated societies are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cymdeithas Trefniadaeth Amaethyddol Gymreig Cyf./Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, catalogue; NLW, Schedule of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Agriculture, Cooperative | Wales | Gwynedd
Creameries | Wales | Gwynedd
Rabbits | Virus diseases | Wales | Gwynedd
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Eifionydd Farmers Association
South Caernarfon Creameries
South Caernarfon Quality Weaner Group
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society

Places
Caernarvonshire (Wales)

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