Fonds GB 0210 ASSWLA - Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records,

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Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records,


  • 1928-1976 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.63 cubic metres (22 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Association of Welsh Local Authorities was set up in 1953 and dissolved in 1974. The Association was a representative body comprising all authorities in Wales, and provided a forum for the discussion of shared concerns, including water resources, transport, education, and the Welsh economy. It served as a means of approach to Ministers of the Crown, Government Departments and national organizations. Following local government re-organisation in 1974, the Association was replaced by the Association of County Councils (Welsh Counties Committee) and the Association of District Councils (Council for the Principality).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Geoffrey Edwards, former Honorary Secretary of the Association, in 1981.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records of the Association of Welsh Local Authorities, 1928-1976, including minutes of annual meetings, 1952-1973; minutes of council meetings, 1952-1973; cash books, 1958-1973; administration papers, 1953-1976, papers relating to the withdrawal of railway services in Wales, 1962-1970; and subject files, 1952-1974, relating the interests and activities of the Association, such as water resources, transport, education, and the Welsh economy.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: minutes; finance; administration; railways; and miscellaneous.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Records of one of its successor bodies are NLW, Committee of Welsh District Councils records.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records.

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  • Text: Association of Welsh Local Authorities Records.