- 1939-2002, (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.126 cubic metres (14 boxes)
Name of creator
The poet Alison Bielski (b. 1925) has published numerous anthologies and has regularly contributed to magazines, periodicals and other publications. Much of her work draws on Welsh folklore and mythology and some of her experimental visual poetry has been exhibited in Wales and abroad. She has won numerous prizes for her work.
Born in Newport, Monmouthshire, she worked as a secretary with various industrial companies and in the British Red Cross in Cardiff. From 1969 to 1974 she was an honorary joint secretary of the English-language section of Yr Academi Gymreig.
Her anthologies include Twentieth Century Flood (1964), Across the Burning Sand (1970), Monogrampoems (1971), Eve (1973), Mermaid Poems (1974), The Lovetree (1974), Seth (1980), Night Sequence (1981), and Eagles (1983). In addition, her work has been published in a number of periodicals such as the London Welshman, Anglo-Welsh Review and Poetry Wales. She has also published several booklets on local history, including Flower Legends of Wales (1974),Tales and Traditions of Tenby (1981) and The Story of St Mellons (1985).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited and later donated by Alison Bielski, Cardiff, October 1974, December 1980, June 1981, November 1983, August 1985, March 1989, January 1995, January 2003.; C1983/54, C1985/49, A1989/40, A1995/10, 0200301974.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Literary papers, 1964-1995, juvenilia, 1939-1942, and journals, 1966-1994, of Alison Bielski, together with her work journals, 1995-2002 .
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All papers donated to NLW have been retained..
Accruals are likely.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW in two groups: literary papers and work journals.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
This accrual is not available until 20 years after the donor's death. Restrictions have also been placed on previous accruals of journals.
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Name access points
- Bielski, Alison J. -- Archives. (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
March 2003 and February 2013.
Compiled by Richard Burman, Barbara Davies and Ann Francis Evans.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meic Stephens (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).