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Aberystwyth University
Cylch Dewi Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0982 CD

Held at: Aberystwyth University

Title: Cylch Dewi Archive

Short Title: Cylch Dewi Archive

Creation date(s): 1919-1925

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.0008 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Cylch Dewi


Administrative/Biographical history: Cylch Dewi was a politically nationalist group based in Aberystwyth. Established around 1919, its members were mainly drawn from the academic and literary communities, and the main driving forces behind the group were Hywel T James and R T Jenkins. Cylch Dewi's aims were to foster the use of the Welsh language; to ensure the rightful place of the language, literature and history of Wales in the Welsh educational system; to make the Welsh language, and the literature and education of Wales, the basis of a true native culture; to enrich Welsh national life by drawing on the best in life and thought from abroad, and to support all other movements aiming to secure a fuller and freer national life for the Welsh people. The group developed during the 1920s into the first movement demonstrating for Welsh language broadcasting.


Scope and content/abstract: The archive contains correspondence, mainly from Hywel T James, relating to Cylch Dewi; reports and published pamphlets produced by Cylch Dewi concerning issues of Welsh education; minutes of, and records of attendance at Cylch Dewi meetings, and the Cylch Dewi constitution.


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Conditions governing access: The papers may be consulted through application to Information Services, Hugh Owen Library, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DZ, Tel: 01970 622399, Fax: 01970 622404, E-mail:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Basic finding aid available at Hugh Owen Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Language codes: eng wel


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Note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist, with reference to the Cylch Dewi Archive, and

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Education | Wales
Nationalism | Wales

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