- 1985-1997 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)
Name of creator
Elvey MacDonald was born in Trelew, Patagonia, in 1941, and came to Wales for the first time in 1965, the centenary of the settlement of Y Wladfa. He established the Welsh radio station Radio Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, which was launched in November 1992. Amongst his publications are 'Y Hirdaith' and 'Dyddiadur Mimosa', both of which concern Welsh settlers in Patagonia.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the National Library of Wales by Elvey MacDonald, in 1997.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of Elvey MacDonald, Patagonia, 1985-1997, mainly relating to the establishment of the Welsh radio programme Radio Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, 1985-1997; they include papers relating to various committees, 1985-1995, correspondence, 1985-1996; newspaper cuttings, 1985-1993.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: records relating to committees; correspondence; and various papers.
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1998, pp.46-47, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from collector of fonds.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998.
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.