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Aberystwyth University
Library Planning Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0982 LPA

Held at: Aberystwyth University

Title: Library Planning Archive

Short Title: Library Planning Archive

Creation date(s): 1830-2000

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4.9 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): The Library Association, the College of Librarianship Wales and the Thomas Parry Library.


Administrative/Biographical history: The archive was initially compiled by the Library Association, and has since been added to by the staff of the College of Librarianship Wales, and the staff of the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


Scope and content/abstract: The archive contains information on the planning and building of libraries throughout the United Kingdom, and in various countries within Europe; North America; South America; Australasia; Africa and Asia. These vary from branch libraries serving small localities, to national libraries, such as the Library of Congress and the British Library. The material includes a large group of architectural plans and drawings of library buildings; newspaper cuttings regarding library buildings, taken from local newspapers and specialist librarianship and architectural journals; local government papers concerning the building of new libraries, including proposal documents, minutes of meetings and work schedules; photographs and slides, including series of exhibition photographs produced by the Library Association; building report forms circulated by the Library Association and the College of Librarianship Wales, and completed by the staff of new libraries; statistical information; correspondence between library staff and the Library Association, and various pamphlets and guides to libraries.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: The papers may be consulted through application to the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, tel: 01970 622417 (office hours only), e-mail: .

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Basic finding aid available at the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

Language codes: eng wel fre ger swe nor dan dut spa fin ita afr rus jpn


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist.

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

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

Library architecture
Library buildings

Personal names

Corporate names
College of Librarianship Wales
Library Association
University of Wales, Aberystwyth | Thomas Parry Library


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