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Llanfachreth Women's Institute, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/1037

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Llanfachreth Women's Institute Records

Short Title: Llanfachreth Women's Institute, records

Creation date(s): 1946-1972

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Llanfachreth Women's Institute


Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Agricultural Organisation Society. Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. Today, the WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns. Llanfachreth Womens' Institute, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, has been active since 1946.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llanfachreth Women's Institute, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, comprising minute books, 1946-1966; and record books of monthly meetings, 1946-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; and record books

Conditions governing access: Usual copyright laws apply.

Conditions governing reproduction: No restrictions.

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


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:


Related material: The main archives of the Women's Institute in Great Britain are Records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 5 FWI, The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University.


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), Llanfachreth Women's Institute Records; The Women's Institute website ( viewed 12th November 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Llanfachreth Women's Institute | Archives
Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs
Women's institutes | Wales | Gwynedd

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