Fonds GB 0210 ELVALD - Elvey MacDonald Papers

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Elvey MacDonald Papers


  • 1985-1997 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the National Library of Wales by Elvey MacDonald, in 1997.

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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.

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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 regulations apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh

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Finding aids

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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Title supplied from collector of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.

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  • Text: Elvey MacDonald Papers.