Glamorgan Archives

Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAOS

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Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society records

Short title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, records, Glamorgan

Dates of creation: [post 1945]-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.030 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society


Administrative and biographical history: Influenced by the success of the agricultural co-operative movement in Ireland, a number of societies began to appear in South Wales at the turn of the century. The Agricultural Organisation Society was active in Wales from 1902 onwards, initially administered from London, but after 1906, with a local organiser. In 1914, a south Wales section was formed, followed in 1919, by a Welsh Provincial Council. All matters relating to Welsh agricultural co-operation were transferred to the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society from 1 April 1922. The Society accumulated the records of individual cooperative ventures, and also collected infromation about agriculture in general.


Scope and content: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, [post 1945]-1978, including: files on individual companies, 1958-1978; regional studies, 1961-1975; and miscellaneous papers, [post 1945]-1968.


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Good to fair condition

System of arrangement: Files on individual companies arranged in alphabetical by company name.

Conditions governing access: Conditional access. Permission to consult some of these records must first be obtained from the Glamorgan Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when it moved into new premises in 1958. The Society deposited its records with the National Library of Wales.

Immediate source of acquisition: Material relating to Glamorgan transferred by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2 May 1985.


Related units of description: Furteh records of the Society are held by the National Library of Wales. Records of local societies have been distributed to county record offices.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Agriculture | Wales | Societies, etc.

Agriculture, Cooperative | Wales | Glamorgan

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Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society