Fonds GB 0210 CARCON - City of Cardiff Conservative Associations Records,

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City of Cardiff Conservative Associations Records,


  • 1918-1984 / (Creation)

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0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

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Administrative history

The Conservative and Unionist Party in Cardiff, Glamorgan, is organised into separate Conservative Associations, each based on an electoral constituency. Due to changes in electoral boundaries, there have been a number of different associations. In 1918, the constituencies comprised Cardiff Central, Cardiff South, Cardiff East, and Llandaff and Barry. After the 1945 general election, these were replaced by the South East, North and West divisions and Barry. By 1974 further redistribution resulted in the addition of Cardiff North West. By 1983 these had been replaced by Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff West and Cardiff South and Penarth. The constituency associations were coordinated by the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Group Advisory Council and the City of Cardiff Conservative Committee. The Glamorgan Unionist Labour Committee was active between 1918 and 1930. Its function is not known.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the City of Cardiff Conservative Associations per Mr John Munton, agent and secretary of the Cardiff North and Cardiff Central Associations, Cardiff, 1987-1988.

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Scope and content

Records of local Conservative and Unionist Associations in Cardiff, 1918-1983, comprising minutes of various committees, press cuttings and lists of branch officials of the Cardiff North association, 1948-1983; executive and other committee minutes of the Cardiff North West association, 1972-1983; executive, finance and other committee minutes of the Cardiff South association, 1918-1946; minutes and lists of branch officials of the Cardiff South-East association, 1946-1977; minutes of Inaugural, Annual and Special General Meetings of the Cardiff West Association and other papers, 1948-1984; Cardiff East executive and finance committee minutes, 1945-1948; Cardiff Central executive, finance and other committee minutes, 1925-1939, 1983, and other papers, 1945-1947; Llandaff and Barry annual general meetings, executive committee and other minutes, 1918-1961; and City of Cardiff Conservative Committee minutes, 1965-1983, and committee and sub-committee minutes of Glamorgan Unionist Labour Committee, 1918-1930.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by deposit and subject into the following: First Group: Cardiff North; Cardiff North West; Cardiff South; Cardiff South-East; Cardiff West; Cardiff East; Cardiff Central; Llandaff and Barry; City of Cardiff Conservative Committee; Cardiff North and Cardiff Central; and Glamorgan Unionist Labour Committee; Second Group: Cardiff Central; Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Group Advisory Council of the Wales and Monmouthshire Provincial Area; Cardiff South-East; Cardiff North; Cardiff West; City of Cardiff; Cardiff North, Cardiff South-East and Cardiff West; and miscellaneous; and Third Group: Llandaff and Barry/Cardiff North.

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Conditions governing access

Records less than 20 years old are not available without the permission of the depositor. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright regulations apply

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogues are available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp. 13-15, 1988, pp. 2-3, and 1989, p. 10, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues are available online.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987-1989; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r ganrif, 1885-1997/Welsh elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 1999).

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  • Text: City of Cardiff Conservative Associations Records.