Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Dyfed Rural Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DYFED RURAL COUNCIL

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Title: Dyfed Rural Council Records

Short title: Dyfed Rural Council records

Dates of creation: 1954-1985 (accumulated 1974-1985)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.14 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Dyfed Rural Council


Administrative and biographical history: Dyfed Rural Council was the successor of Carmarthenshire Community Council, aiming to make charities in the area more effective. The Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services was formed in 1982, when the function of Dyfed Rural Council were reviewed. The Council's activities included work related to individual charities, including Carmarthenshire Arts Society, and local history; it was also involved in producing a film about the Rev. Howell Elfed Lewis (1860-1953), an Independent minister, poet and hymn-writer, Coffa Elfed.


Scope and content: Records of Dyfed Rural Council, 1954-1985, including Dyfed Co-ordinating Committee minute book, 1971-1974; files relating to the Local History Committee, 1977-1982; administrative records relating to charities, [c. 1960]-1983; material relating to the Carmarthenshire Arts Society, 1961-1981; and material relating to Coffa Elfed, 1954-1984.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: records of Dyfed Rural Council; charities; administrative records; and individual charities.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the finding aid is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Acruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr E. O. Jones, Director, Dyfed Rural Council, Carmarthen, and Mr David Mark Phillips, Director Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services, Carmarthen, 1987.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier materials accumulated by the Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Dyfed Rural Council Records; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

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

Date(s) of description: September 2003



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