Fonds GB 0210 CYMRIC - Cymric Federation Press Papers,

Identity area

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Cymric Federation Press Papers,


  • 1950-1986 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

Very little information has been found on the Cymric Federation Press. It appears to have been active 1920-1987, and may have been the one of the main printers for various organisations in Wales, including the Labour Party, the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area), Sardis Road, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, per Mr Dave Kennedy, in December 1987.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Printers' files and related papers relating to divisional Labour Party general and local government election pamphlets, posters and addresses, 1950-1986; Cardiff May Day Rally, 1964-1965; Cardiff ward branches, 1961-1986; the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, 1973-1986; and Brynlliw Lodge and the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area), 1953-1984.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following groups: divisional parties, ward branches, and miscellaneous. Papers relating to the executive council and annual conference of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area), 1953-1984, have been transferred to the Department of Printed Books.

Conditions of access and use area

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 regulations apply

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1988.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Ledgers and examples of work done by the press for the National Union of Mineworkers, 1920-1987, are held by the University of Wales, Swansea.

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

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

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1988.

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  • Text: Cymric Federation Press Papers.