Fonds GB 0210 DOLMRU - Archif Dolen Cymru

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Archif Dolen Cymru


  • 1980-2015 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

16 boxes (0.14 m3).

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Name of creator


Administrative history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donation by Dr Carl Iwan Clowes, June 2018.

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Scope and content

Material relating to Dolen Cymru and its activities in Wales and Lesotho.

Many of the print-outs of correspondence, reports etc. are printed on the backs of papers reflecting Carl and Dorothi Clowes's other interests, including Nant Gwrtheyrn, Gorsedd y Beirdd, Welsh Centre for International Affairs, and speech and language therapy.

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System of arrangement

Files arranged chronologically within seven series: Committee papers, Correspondence, Subject files, Health, General, Scrap books and newspaper cuttings, Printed matter.

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Conditions governing access

A number of CVs have been extracted to a separate file under GDPR.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English
  • Southern Sotho
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mainly English and Welsh, with a number of items in Sesotho.

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Six photographs have been transferred to NLW photographic collection. A number of printed items, itemised under series G below, have been transferred to NLW printed books collection.

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Publication note

Phil Williams, 'Wales' African twin' (Pwllheli : Cyhoeddiadau'r Gair, 2008).

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Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham, April 2019. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Dolen Cymru Papers; Dolen Cymru website, =; Carl Clowes (Wicipedia article); and 'Dolen Cymru, a chronology, 1982-2004' and 'Outline of main activities undertaken by Dolen Cymru during its project period 1997-2000' (both in file C 11).

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