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Aberystwyth University
College of Librarianship Wales Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0982 CLW

Held at: Aberystwyth University

Title: College of Librarianship Wales Archive

Short Title: College of Librarianship Wales Archive

Creation date(s): 1956-1990

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.375 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): College of Librarianship Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: The College of Librarianship Wales was established in 1964. Located at Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, it was the first library school in Wales. CLW was therefore of great importance in training and developing the skills of the Welsh library community, especially as it offered Welsh medium modules. Yet from it's inception the college adopted an international outlook, and established a reputation for high quality teaching and research. CLW was also the first UK independent college of further education specialising in library science, and the first library school to offer residential accommodation. It's courses prepared students for Library Association examinations offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and the college consistently received a high number of applicants from the UK and abroad.
The college merged with the nearby University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1989, becoming the Department of Information and Library Studies. It is still located on the original campus in Llanbadarn Fawr.


Scope and content/abstract: The archive contains the administrative papers of the College of Librarianship Wales, along with a selection of teaching papers; the papers of the CLW library; papers relating to staff and student societies, and a number of works published by the nearby Bronpadarn Press.


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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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

Language codes: eng wel fre ita ger


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Note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archive Hub project archivist, and Steve Chandler, SCONUL Graduate Trainee, with reference to the College of Librarianship Wales Archive.

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

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

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