Fonds GB 0210 PARWAL - Cofnodion Ymgyrch Senedd i Gymru / Parliament for Wales Campaign Records,

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Cofnodion Ymgyrch Senedd i Gymru / Parliament for Wales Campaign Records,


  • 1988-2000 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.037 cubic metres (13 boxes) (September 2000); 10 boxes (November/December 2013)

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Parliament for Wales Campaign (Ymgyrch Senedd i Gymru) is a cross-party, non-party organisation set up to win support for an elected legislative Parliament for Wales. It was previously known as the Campaign for a Welsh Assembly (Ymgyrch dros Senedd i Gymru) and changed its English name in 1993 on the recommendation of the National Council. Their business, including minutes and publications, is conducted bilingually in English and Welsh.

The Campagin developed from the Cardiff-based campaign for a Welsh Senate, set up in the wake of the 1987 General Election. It was officially launched at Merthyr Tydfil on 26 November 1988, following a number of informal meetings throughout Wales during the previous year.

In March 1994 the Parliament for Wales Campaign organised a two-day Democracy Conference in Llandrindod attended by 250 representatives from all walks of Welsh civic society, including political parties, churches, local authorities, and trade unions. The campaign organised questionnaires and petitions and placed advertisements in newspapers calling for devolution.

Following the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales, the Parliament for Wales Campaign now calls for a fully democratic Assembly with legislative powers similar to the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the Parliament for Wales Campaign per Mr Alan Jobbins, Administrative Officer, Cardiff, September 2000, November and December 2013; A2000/63

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Parliament for Wales Campaign records, 1988-2000, including minutes, accounts, correspondence, and files relating to membership, branches, policy, activities and publications.

A further consignment of papers were recived comprising correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial papers. This group remains uncatalogued.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All the records have been retained apart from duplicates which have been destroyed..


Accruals are likely

System of arrangement

Arranged into ten series according to provenance: minutes and campaign papers, 1988-1998; accounts, 1989-1994; membership, 1992-1997; branches, 1989-1997; policy and research, 1988-1997; activities, 1991-1994; general correspondence, 1991-1997; correspondence with affiliated members, 1989-1998; publicity, 1988-1997, and publications, 1993-2000.

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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 laws apply

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Language and script notes

English and Welsh

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Finding aids

A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers of the Parliament for Wales Campaign and the Campaign for a Welsh Assembly are in the John Osmond Papers, files 1-10. See also NLW ex 2607.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2002


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Nia Mai Williams.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: This archive and the Parliament for Wales Campaign website (March 2001) -;

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