Fonds GB 0210 FANSRW - Rhys Williams' collection of fanzines,

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Rhys Williams' collection of fanzines,


  • 1982-1990. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box (0.001m3).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

The items were collected by Rhys Williams (Twitter @RhysCaerdydd) and donated to the Library in October 2020. He was responsible for the website 'Fanzine Ynfytyn'

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Rhys Williams, Cardiff.

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Scope and content

A collection of 16 Welsh pop music fanzines, 1982-1990, and one gig poster [1985].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Original order.

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Conditions governing access

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 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 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.

Language of material

  • Welsh

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Finding aids

Online catalogue

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

There are copies of other fanzines at the Library, and it's possible to find them by searching for the Title on the main Library catalogue. e.e. Ffansin Ieuenctid Plaid Cymru Aberystwyth, 1989-1991 (XY2FFAN); Sibrydion 2006-8 (YX2FFAN); 'Ms. Gwenith', Cylchgrawn Ieuenctid Plaid Cymru Carmarthen, 1988-89 ; 'Macher' by Dave Jones, Dinbych, 1988-1992 (YX2MAC); 'Letys' by Esyllt Williams, Abertawe, 1994-1996 (YX2A472); and 'Brechdan Tywod' by Steffan Cravos, Caerfyrddin, 1996-2003 (YX2A635) .

See also videos of HTV television programmes at the Library where fanzines are reviewed on programmes such as Ser, Croma, Roc Rol te, Larwm, and Hoelen yn yr archif. These include reviews of fanzines, 1983-1989, including '5 to 3' (by Dylan Llywelyn Jones), Llanast, Llmych, Sgorio, Calish, Yn syth o'r rhewgell, Y Profion Dirgel (by Nigel Trow, Llanuwchllyn), Amser Siocled, Sacsaffon Patriarchaidd (by Gruff Rhys Bethesda) Macher, and Rhywle yn Moscow.

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Publication note

'Fanzine Ynfytyn' website - Underground publications from 1982 onwards.

Publication note

Website BBC Cymru Fyw, (5.2.2021) 'Y ffansins pop Cymraeg sy'n 'gofnod prin o hanes'
Blog by Rhys Mwyn, article about fanzines in Casglwr (2015)

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They came to the Library following an Appeal by The Welsh Musical Archive for gigs posters (# poster2020).

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The National Library of Wales

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The description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD (G) 2nd edition.; AACR2; and LCSH



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