Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/10893
Title: Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection
Short title: Borth-y-Gest Women's Institute collection
Dates of creation: 1950-1999
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium:
Name of creator(s): Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection
Administrative and biographical history: The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. It was formed to encourage the women to be involved in growing and preserving food to help increase the supply of food during. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey. Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. The Borth-y-Gest, Caernarfonshire, branch has been active since 1957.
Scope and content: Minute books, members list, programmes and correspondence of Borth-y-Gest W. I., 1957-1989; Caernarfonshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1968-1982; and National Federation of Women's Institutes, 1950-1999.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection; Caernarfonshire Federation of Women's Institutes; National Federation of Women's Institutes
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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caenarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection; National Federation of Women's Institues website (www.womens-institute.co.uk), viewed 20 July 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: July 2004