Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Caernarfon Library Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/8201

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Title: Caernarfon Library Collection

Short title: Caernarfon Town Library collection

Dates of creation: 1822-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Caernarfon Town Library


Administrative and biographical history: Caernarfon Town Library, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, was opened in 1884 by the Borough of Caernarfon. It was later supplemented by Caernarfonshire County Library. In 1994, the two libraries were merged to form Caernarfon Public Library. The Town Library accumulated a collection of newspaper cuttings on various subjects, programmes, official souvenirs, booklets, photographs, postcards, prints and maps relating to the town and county of Caernarfon dating from the early nineteenth century up to 1900.


Scope and content: Caernarfon Town Library collection, comprising: miscellaneous papers, 1940-1971; abattoir, 1959-1960; Aber Bridge, 1953-1975; Aberdaron, 1915-1928; 'B' miscellaneous, 1839-1980; Caernarfon: general, 1904-1981; Caernarfon: buildings and places, 1822-1969; Caernarfon Castle exterior, 1911-1967; Caernarfon: Corporation Ferry Bill 1954, 1953-1954; Caernarfon: corporation selection, 1886-1961; Caernarfon: religion, 1884-1968; Caernarfon: Eisteddfod 1959, 1958-1960; Caernarfon heritage, 1956-1963; Caernarfon: musicians, 1913-1979; Caernarfon: streets, 1954; Cardiff, 1952-1955; council (town and county), 1927-1966; council office, 1959-1960; crafts, 1945-1960, gaols, 1932-1976, dogs,1960-1986 ; 'D' miscellaneous, 1958-1978; 'E' miscellaneous, 1934-1974; Eisteddfod Frenhinol Caernarfon, 1979; elections, 1859-1967; Snowdonia, 1982; posters, 1875-1962; exhibitions, 1949-1972; 'F' miscellaneous, 1953-1960; Ferodo works, 1961; Freedom of Borough, 1908-1972; 'G' miscellaneous, 1940-1973; grammar school, 1939-1972; Ifor Bowen Griffith, 1990; Guild Hall, 1960-1961; 'H' miscellaneous, 1874-1968; 'I' miscellaneous, 1966-1968; installation, 1902; investures, 1911, 1958-1969; 'J' miscellaneous, 1957-1982; 'L' and 'Ll' miscellaneous, 1921-1968; David Lloyd George, 1904-1947; Llanberis, 1945-1970; 'M' miscellaneous, 1945-1976; mayors' luncheon, 1901-1981; memorial and religious services, 1842-1959;'N' miscellaneous, 1967; Nant Gwrtheyrn, 1972-1987; nuclear power, 1985-1988;'O' miscellaneous, 1855-1968; old peoples' week, 1953-1960; 'P' miscellaneous, 1906-1960; Pan-Celtic essay winners, 1960-1965; programmes, 1890-1965; public enquiries, 1959-1960; Pwllheli, 1914-1955; 'R' miscellaneous, 1845-1965; Radio Caernarfon, 1945-1961; personalities; Red Dragon flag, 1922-1953; Caernarfon Repertory Company, 1951-1960; royal visits, 1838-1963; Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, 1952; R.W.F. Museum, 1960; 'S' miscellaneous, 1885-1966; scouts and guides, 1959-1960; Segontium schools, 1957-1960; ships; sports; Sunday opening, 1957-1961; 'T' miscellaneous, 1958-1979; traders adverts, 1958; Tryweryn, 1957; 'U' miscellaneous, 1895-1960; unidentified, [1927]-1985; 'V' miscellaneous, 1957; views of Caernarfon; visitors, 1959-1960; Hugh Macklin posters; 'W' miscellaneous, 1932-1989; albums, 1823-1953; and maps; and photographs, prints and postcards [no date].


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and broadly by subject, alphabetically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.


Related units of description: See also Caernarfon Archives, County Library collection, XM/2641.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier matrerial collected by the Library.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Caernarfon Library Collection.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



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Caernarfon Town Library