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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Eisteddfodau and singing festival programmes

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/926

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Programmes of Eisteddfodau, Singing Festivals, etc

Short Title: Eisteddfodau and singing festival programmes

Creation date(s): 1911-1961

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): D. J. Evans, of Llanfachreth

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Mr D. J. Evans, of Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, collected programmes and other material relating to arts and music competitions in Wales. The National Eisteddfod is held annually in August, but local eisteddfods are held throughout Wales during the year. Urdd Gobaith Cymru, or the Welsh League of Youth, organizes the 'Eisteddfod Yr Urdd', or the youth eisteddfod. Other festivals have been organised under the auspices of the Women's Institute.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Eisteddfodau and singing festival programmes, 1911-1961, comprising Womens' Institute programmes, 1952-1960; Urdd Gobaith Cymru papers, 1950-1961; festival songs, 1948-1959; open programmes, 1951-1955; eisteddfodau papers, 1923-1960; dramas, 1953-1960; and miscellaneous papers, 1911-1961.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Womens' Institute programmes; Urdd Gobaith Cymru papers; festival songs; open programmes; eisteddfodau papers; dramas; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Catalogue of Programmes of Eisteddfodau, Singing Festivals, etc; Stephens, Meic, The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Eisteddfod website (www.eisteddfod.org.uk) viewed 11th Nov. 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Eisteddfodau | Wales | Gwynedd
Music festivals | Wales | 20th century

Personal names
Evans , D. J. , of Llanfachreth

Corporate names
Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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