GB 0210 CAMBNEWS
Cambrian News Salvage Collection,
- 1818-1941 (predominantly late 19th century) (accumulated 1939-1941) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.086 cubic metres (2 boxes, 5 volumes)
Name of creator
In 1940, with an invasion of Britain by Nazi Germany seemingly imminent, Lord Beaverbrook, the British Minister for Aircraft Production, instigated a campaign to salvage waste to help the war effort. Local salvage operations were set up all over the country, and the campaign in Cardiganshire was led by the Cambrian News, a newspaper based in Aberystwyth. The documents in this collection were accumulated by the Cambrian News campaigns, and were among those papers destined for recycling, but they were retained as they were felt to have particular historical value.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mr R. Read, editor of the Cambrian News, and Secretary of the Ministry of Information's Local Information Committee, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, c. 1941.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Documents, 1818-1941, mostly of late-nineteenth century Cardiganshire interest, which were collected by and recovered from the Cambrian newspaper salvage campaign, 1940-1941, comprising miscellaneous items including tradesmen's and business records, personal diaries and note-books, hymn and music books, rules for Cardiganshire miners, a school attendance book, and the account book of a brig.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged generically by types of documents, in the order described in the content field.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Cambrian News. (Creator)
Genre access points
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
Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Cambrian News Salvage Collection;