Powys County Archives Office
The Welsh Agricultural Organization files relating to Montgomeryshire
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/SOC/3
Title: The Welsh Agricultural Organization files relating to Montgomeryshire
Short title: Welsh Agricultural Organization Society, Montgomeryshire files
Dates of creation: 1948-1980
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (59 files)
Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organization Society
Administrative and biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organization Society (WAOS), founded in 1922, is the central organisation for agricultural co-operation in Wales. It owes its origins to the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS), active in Wales from 1902. During restructuring of the AOS a separate body was set up for Wales. All matters relating to Welsh agricultural cooperation was transferred to the WAOS from 1 April 1922. The Society promotes co-operation among farmers, represents constituent societies and provides professional guidance to the societies. It is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by Government grants.
Scope and content: Records relating to various local societies and groups affiliated with WAOS, 1948-1980, including Plynlimon Hatcheries Ltd, Llanidloes, 1950-1967; Maldwyn Woodlands Ltd, 1951-1962; Dovey Woodlands (Coedlannau Bro Ddyfi) Ltd, 1948-1967; Plynlimon Pullets Ltd, 1960-1971; Wynnstay and Montgomeryshire Farmers Ltd, 1959-1980.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged according to transfer file numbers.
Conditions governing access: Files containing papers less than 30 years old are restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: Deposited at the National Library of Wales along with the Society's central administrative records.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd per the National Library of Wales, 1985.
Related units of description: The Society's central administrative records are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records. Records of local societies and groups are at individual County Record Offices.
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: Powys County Archives Service, The Welsh Agricultural Organization, catalogue; NLW, Schedule of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: May 2005