Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Papurau Merched y Wawr, Arfon
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9727
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
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.
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
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