Powys County Archives Office
Rural Industries Bureau Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/RIB
Title: Rural Industries Bureau Papers
Short title: Rural Industries Bureau, papers
Dates of creation: 1927-1986
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (116 items)
Name of creator(s): Rural Industries Bureau
Administrative and biographical history: The Rural Industries Bureau (RIB) was established in 1921 by the Ministry of Agriculture and was funded through the Development Commission. Its purpose was to develop rural industries by providing technical advice and assistance to country workshops. It produced various booklets and reports and the quarterly magazine, Rural Industries. In 1968 the Bureau merged with the Rural Industries Loan Fund to create the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (CoSIRA). The Development Commission and CoSIRA merged in 1988 to form the Rural Development Commission.
Scope and content: Printed matter of the Rural Industries Bureau and other bodies, 1927-1986, including annual reports, 1950-1969; copies of Rural Industries, 1927-1939; RIB booklets relating to various rural crafts, 1941-1977; Development Commissioners reports, 1960-1983; CoSIRA publications and papers, 1970-1984; Development Board for Rural Wales booklets, 1982-1984; Welsh Development Agency booklets, 1985-1986.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: annual reports, magazines; RIB booklets; CoSIRA publications and papers; Development Board for Rural Wales; Welsh Development Agency; miscellaneous booklets etc.
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 by R. A. Morris, .
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, Rural Industries Bureau, catalogue; The Dartington Hall Trust Archive, Rural Industries Bureau Devon Archive, online catalogue (www.dartingtonarchive.org.uk), viewed 1 June 2005; BOPCRIS website (www.bopcris.ac.uk), viewed 1 June 2005; The National Archives, Records of the Rural Development Commission and predecessors, online catalogue (www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk), viewed 1 June 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: June 2005