West Glamorgan Archive Service

West Glamorgan County Council, Education Department Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 WGCC/Ed

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Title: West Glamorgan County Council, Education Department Records

Short title: West Glamorgan County Council, Education Department records

Dates of creation: 1937-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan County Council, Education Department


Administrative and biographical history: West Glamorgan County Council was created in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government. The county of Glamorgan was split into Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan. West Glamorgan County Council was organized into a departmental structure, including the Education Department. The council was abolished in 1996 and two unitary authorities, the City and County of Swansea and the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot now comprise the area of the former county.


Scope and content: Records collected by West Glamorgan County Council Education Department, 1937-1996, including annual reports, 1993-1995; schools grouping statistics, 1962-1987; records relating to local government reorganisation, 1991-1995; housing strategy plans, 1994-1996.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: West Glamorgan Standing Council on Religious Education; VE/VJ Day Commemorations; Welsh Joint Education Committee; Schools grouping statistics for West Glamorgan schools; County Borough of Swansea Education Committee; Publications on the local managment of schools; Files and reports relating to the 1996 reorganisation of local government and the role of the Local Education Authority.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further records of West Glamorgan County Council are West Glamorgan Archive Service, WGCC/CE, CS, C, CX, CP, CYT, EH, PI/X, EngX, FIN, PL, PS, SS and CR.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, West Glamorgan County Council, Education, catalogue; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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