Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau Merched y Wawr, Arfon

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9727

Held at:

Title: Papurau Merched y Wawr, Arfon

Short title: Merched y Wawr, Arfon, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1968-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 148 items

Name of creator(s): Merched y Wawr, Arfon

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Zonia Bowen started the national movement Merched y Wawr and the magazine Y Wawr in 1967. It is a Welsh-speaking society for women, with over 250 local branches, grouped into rhanbarthau (regions). Branches in Caernarfonshire were coordinated by Rhanbarth Arfon.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of Merched y Wawr, Arfon, 1968-1990, comprising minutes and other records of Rhanbarth Arfon and individual branches, 1968-1990; accounts, 1986-1987; letters and circulars, 1977-1990; printed material, including books, programmes and booklets, 1969-1988; and 'Fy Iaith, Fy Ngwlad' record, 1985.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: minutes; financial; correspondence; and printed material.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Merched y Wawr, catalogue; ANW, Casgliad Merched y Wawr, Rhanbarth Môn.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Merched y Wawr | Records and correspondence

Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs

Personal names

Corporate names

Merched y Wawr | Rhanbarth Arfon

Places

Caernarvonshire