GB 0210 CONLES
Conservative Party (North Wales) Papers,
- 1953-1992 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.171 cubic metres (17 boxes, 5 posters)
Name of creator
The Conservative Party comprised individual branches (constituency associations) under Area Councils forming part of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, until 1997, when a new structure, based on smaller Areas, was introduced. The Area Council for Wales and Monmouthshire was replaced by five new Areas, including North Wales. D. Elwyn Jones was an agent of the Party between 1971-1979 and became the organizer of the Party in North Wales, through the North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council. The North Wales MEP from 1979-1989 was Ms Beata Brookes for the Conservative Party. The North Wales area covered a number of groups, including Caernarvon Division Conservative and Unionist Association and Conway and Denbigh Constituency Conservative and Unionist Associations.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Conservative Party per Mr D. Elwyn Jones, Deganwy, Conwy, 1985-1997.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Minute books, correspondence and papers, 1953-1992, relating to the Conservative Party in North Wales, including general political papers and circulars, 1971-1989; papers of the North Wales European Election, 1989; news sheets produced by the Brecon and Radnor Conservative Association, 1963-1972; papers relating to the training of constituency agents, 1970-1978; minutes and correspondence of the executive council of the Caernarvon Division of the Conservative and Unionist Association, 1953-1992; papers concerning the Pwllheli Conservative Club, the Association's Annual General Meetings, briefings and reports, 1982-1992; papers including minutes of the executive council and other committees; correspondence, circulars, memoranda, balance sheets of the Conway Constituency Conservative and Unionist Association, 1967-1982; minutes of the Llandudno Junction branch, 1951-1986; records of the Denbigh Constituency Conservative Association, 1974-1982; papers of the National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents, both the National and Wales and Monmouthshire branches, 1970-1980; and minutes of the North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council, 1978-1989.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are possible.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following groups: Caernarvon Division; Conway Constituency; Referendum 1979; Denbigh Constituency; General political papers; and North Wales European Election 1989.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Records less than 20 years old may not be consulted without the written permission of the donor. 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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1986, p. 176; 1992, p. 190; 1993, p. 63; 1994, p. 102; 1995, p. 60; 1996, p.58, and 1997, p. 15 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
Subject access points
- Political parties -- Wales -- Gwynedd.
- Political parties -- Wales -- Denbighshire.
- Election districts -- Wales, North.
- Election districts -- Wales -- Denbigh.
- Election districts -- Wales -- Caernarfon.
- Caernarfon (Wales)
- Caernarvonshire (Wales)
- Denbighshire (Wales).
- Conwy (Wales)
- Wales, North
- Denbigh (Wales)
Name access points
- Conservative Party (Great Britain). North Wales European Constituency Conservative Council. (Creator)
- Denbigh Division Conservative Association. (Subject)
- Caernarvon Conservative and Unionist Association. (Subject)
- Conway Constituency Conservative and Unionist Association. (Subject)
- Conservative Party (Great Britain). National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents (Subject)
- Llandudno Junction Conservative and Unionist Association. (Subject)
- Jones, D. Elwyn (David Elwyn), 1945- (Subject)
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
April 2003; revised May 2005
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1986/1992-1996; Conservative Party archive website (www.conservatives.com), viewed 4 November 2003; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r Ganrif Welsh Elections, 1850-1997 (Talybont, 1999).