- 1988-2000 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.037 cubic metres (13 boxes) (September 2000); 10 boxes (November/December 2013)
Name of creator
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.
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
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English and Welsh
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.
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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
Compiled by Nia Mai Williams.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: This archive and the Parliament for Wales Campaign website (March 2001) - http://www.parliamentforwales.welshnet.co.uk;