West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Un

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Title: Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records

Short title: Swansea Unitarian Congregation, records

Dates of creation: 1930-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.9 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Swansea Unitarian Congregation


Administrative and biographical history: Swansea Unitarian Congregation was founded sometime in the early 1600s. The first group to meet was probably Presbyterian and became Unitarian at a later date. The present building dates back to 1847.


Scope and content: Records of the Swansea Unitarian Congregation, High Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, 1930-1985, including registers, 1930-1969; annual reports and directories, 1931-1985; annual reports, budgets and balance sheets, 1949-1985; calendars, 1962-1985; periodicals, 1965-1985; publications and pamphlets about the Unitarian Church and its beliefs, 1962-1975; programmes, 1962-1985; photographs, 1942; and miscellaneous, 1956-1984; death certificates, 1887-1913; minutes of trustees meetings, 1907; account books, 1934-1945; papers relating to church property 1892-1940; correspondence and other papers 1896-1945; photographs, 1899-1900.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: registers, annual reports and directories, annual reports, budgets and balance sheets, calendars, periodicals, publications and pamphlets about the Unitarian Church and its beliefs, programmes, photographs, miscellaneous, death certificates, minutes of trustees meetings, account books, papers relating to church property, correspondence and other papers, and photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: A collection of papers relating to the Unitarian Church, Swansea, 1887-1945, was found in the house of a former secretary of Swansea Unitarian Church.

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records, catalogue; Swansea Unitarian Church website (www.unitarian.org.uk/sewus/SWANSEA), viewed 7 September 2005.

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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