Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire Women's Institutes Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/SOC/4
Title: Montgomeryshire Women's Institutes Records
Short title: Women's Institutes, Montgomeryshire, records
Dates of creation: 1965-1988
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (11 items)
Name of creator(s): Hyssington Women's Institute
Administrative and biographical history: The Women's Institute (WI) movement originated in Canada in 1897. In 1915 the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) was founded in Britain, originally as part of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS). Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations, which together make up the NFWI. The WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns.
Scope and content: Records relating to Montgomeryshire Women's Institutes, 1965-1988, comprising jubilee scrapbooks for Commins Coch, Guilsfield, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llansanffraid, Llanymynech and Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, 1965; Hyssington Women's Institute committee and general minute books, 1979-1988.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: general; Hyssington Women's Institute.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, , .
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, Women's Institutes (M/SOC/4), catalogue; National Federation of Women's Institues website (www.womens-institute.co.uk), viewed 6 May 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: May 2005