Ceredigion Archives

King's Hall, Aberystwyth, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 ABM/KH

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Title: King's Hall, Aberystwyth, Records

Short title: King's Hall, Aberystwyth, Records

Dates of creation: 1926-1963; 1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: -

Name of creator(s): Kings Hall, Aberystwyth


Administrative and biographical history: The King's Hall, Aberystwyth, Cardiganhsire, was officially opened on 27 June 1934 as the Municipal Hall or Municipal Pavilion. Its aim was to provide, for Aberystwyth's growing number of tourists, a dance hall, theatre, and concert hall. The name was changed to the King's Hall in January 1937. The Hall was managed by Aberystwyth Coporation's publicity manager, and later the publicity and entertainments manager, from the Publicity and Entertainments Department of the Borough.


Scope and content: Correspondence etc., 1930-1961; publicity, 1926-1962; general administration, 1936-1963; management, 1934-1958; Little Theatre, 1937-1957; cafe and kiosks, 1936-1958; and publicity leaflet, 1983.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence, etc.; publicity; general administration; management; Little Theatre; cafe and kiosks; and publicity leaflet.

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 in the Cardiganshire Record Office by the manager of the King's Hall, Aberystwyth between1981 and 1983


Related units of description: Further materials relating to the King's Hall are Ceredigion Archives, D/LO 30, 32; SMB/A/139, 140, 197, 198; SMB/A/3/2-18, plans of proposed pavilions; SMB/A/3/20, plan; and SMB/A/5/135, accounts.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes some earlier material of the Coporation Publicity Bureau pre-dating the opening of King's Hall.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley and Martin Locock for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/schedules-js.html), King's Hall, Aberystwyth (ABM/KH) (viewed 12 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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