GB 0210 BEAOKES
Beata Brookes Papers,
- 1976-1993 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.427 cubic metres (42 boxes)
Name of creator
Beata Brookes (Beata Ann Brooks) (b. 1931) was born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, and attended Lowther College and University of Wales College, Bangor. She worked as a social worker for Denbighshire County Council and as a TV researcher for HTV, Cardiff. She was involved in charities for the mentally handicapped and health organisations in Clwyd. She was an active Conservative supporter, standing in several parliamentary elections, 1955-1964; she was elected to the European Parliament for the North Wales constituency, 1979-1989, and contested the seat unsuccessfully in 1989. The Conservative Party's North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council supported her in her role as MEP.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Miss Brookes per D. Elwyn Jones between 1989 and 1995. Additional material (Series 120-122) was purchased at auction from Rogers Jones & Co in May 2017.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Correspondence and papers of Beata Brookes: papers relating to the 1979 Euro-election campaign in North Wales, 1979; correspondence with local Conservative Associations, 1978-1984; North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council papers, 1976-1984; correspondence on European issues, 1979-1988; correspondence with local authorities, 1980-1989; papers relating to charities for the mentally handicapped, 1985-1989; constituency correspondence, 1985-1989; Conservative Party correspondence, 1985-1989; general correspondence, 1979-1987; printed material, 1984-1988; correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-1987; and correspondence from John Major, 1993.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected. Material purchased in 2017 has been added as Series 120-122 2017 Purchase.
System of arrangement
Arranged by subject and date.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Constitunecy files closed until 2039: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000 77 A 1985-9. 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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, pp. 4-9, and 1996, p. 8, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds
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Description control area
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
May 2003; revised May 2005.
Compiled by Annette Strauch and Martin Locock for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990 and 1996; National Library of Wales website (www.llgc.org.uk), viewed 19 May 2003; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r Ganrif, Welsh Elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont, 1999); Debrett's People of Today, (2005).