Fonds GB 0210 GREADE - David Greenslade Papers,

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David Greenslade Papers,


  • 1939-1992 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.090 cubic metres (10 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

David Greenslade, academic writer and poet, (b. 1952), from Cefn Cribbwr, Glamorgan, conducted research into Welsh activities and societies in the USA and Canada in the early 1980s, including Welsh Congregational Churches, hymn and choral societies and women's Welsh clubs, publishing his conclusions as Welsh Fever: Welsh Activities in the United States and Canada Today (Cowbridge, 1986).

Archival history

A small group of books was transferred to the Department of Printed Books, 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr David Greenslade, Cardiff, 1986, 1994.

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Scope and content

Newsletters, programmes, publicity material and ephemera connected with Welsh societies in America, 1939-1985; in Canada, 1968-1985; miscellaneous North American Welsh societies, 1970-1985, including the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, 1970-1985; Women's Welsh Club of America, 1977-1984; Welsh Associated Youth of America and Canada, 1982-1985; Cymdeithas Madog, 1980-1985; and National Welsh-American Foundation, 1982-1984; further papers donated in 2005.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following groups: Welsh societies in USA; Welsh societies in Canada; miscellaneous North American Welsh societies and activities; and other ethnic minorities in North America. A further donation made in 2005 has not yet been catalogued.

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

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the earlier catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1986, pp. 26-29, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1986; David Greenslade website ( viewed 2 August 2004.

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