West Glamorgan Archive Service
Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Un
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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