West Glamorgan Archive Service

Industrial Museum of South Wales Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW IMSW

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Title: Industrial Museum of South Wales Collection

Short title: Industrial Museum of South Wales, papers

Dates of creation: n.d. [1930s]-1936

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Industrial Museum of South Wales


Administrative and biographical history: In 1955 negotiations began towards establishing an Industrial Museum. The first meeting of the Industrial Museum Committee took place on the 24 January 1956 and was convened by Professor O‼sup>TMNeill of University of Wales, Swansea. The Industrial Museum of South Wales was established to ‼sup>~promote and encourage…the study and general knowledge of science and industry and of all matters relating to the progress and development of industry particularly…relating to the development of Industry in South Wales‼sup>TM The museum was incorporated on 17 July 1957. For more information on the foundation of the Industrial Museum see RISW SOC 1/11 (Council Minutes dated 26 Jan. 1956)


Scope and content: Articles of Agreement and formation of the company, 1956-1964; Notices of Annual General Meetings, 1958-1969; Annual Reports and Minutes of Annual General Meeting, 1960; Council Meeting Minutes, 1956-1967; Papers relating to accounts, 1956-1970; Members and subscriptions, 1958-1969; Correspondence, 1954-1972; Newspapers cuttings, 1949-2001; Publications and historical notes, n.d. and 1885-1974; Papers relating to exhibits and donations, n.d. and 1902-1969


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: May 2006



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