Ceredigion Archives

Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute, Cardiganshire, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/WI and ADDNL

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Title: Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute, Cardiganshire, Records

Short title: Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute, Cardiganshire, Records

Dates of creation: 1921-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute


Administrative and biographical history: The first Women's Institute came into existence in 1915 but the Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was founded in 1921. With other branches in Cardiganshire it is a member of Cardiganshire Federation of Women's Institutes. They are self-governing bodies, members of the National Federation of Women's Institutes' (NFWI).


Scope and content: Papers relating to the Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, 1921-1975, including Cardiganshire Federation of Women's Institutes Jubilee Booklet, 1971; annual reports, 1968-1975; executive committee minute books, 1921-1946; council meeting minute books, 1923-1944; organisation sub-committee minute books, 1925-1946; and sub-committee minute books relating to music, drama, and literature, 1927-1963.


Language/script: English, Welsh

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Secretary to the Dyfed - Ceredigion Federation of Women's Institutes, Aberystwyth and by Penllwyn Women's Institute, Capel Bangor, between 1976 and 2001.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/schedules-js.html), Ceredigion Archives, Sefydliad y Merched / Women's Institute Records; National Federation of Women's Institues website (www.womens-institute.co.uk), viewed 18 November 2003.

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

Date(s) of description: November 2003



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