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Women's Institutes, Montgomeryshire, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/SOC/4

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomeryshire Women's Institutes Records

Short Title: Women's Institutes, Montgomeryshire, records

Creation date(s): 1965-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (11 items)

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


Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Institute (WI) movement originated in Canada in 1897. In 1915 the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) was founded in Britain, originally as part of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS). Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations, which together make up the NFWI. The WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Montgomeryshire Women's Institutes, 1965-1988, comprising jubilee scrapbooks for Commins Coch, Guilsfield, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llansanffraid, Llanymynech and Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, 1965; Hyssington Women's Institute committee and general minute books, 1979-1988.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: general; Hyssington Women's Institute.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, [1989], [1992].



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: Powys County Archives Service, Women's Institutes (M/SOC/4), catalogue; National Federation of Women's Institues website (, viewed 6 May 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

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