Fonds GB 0210 IANELL - Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers,

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Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers,


  • 1958-2008 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.483 cubic metres (98 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Ian Campbell was born on 3rd July 1936. During the 1983 General Election, he stood as Labour candidate for the Clwyd North West Constituency and in the 1984 European election, he was the Labour candidate for the North Wales constituency. Thalia D. Campbell, a banner-maker and teacher, was born 24th August 1937. She was one of the founders of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, at the US military base in Berkshire, England, which started in 1981 after a march from Wales of women peace activists. The original Camp on Greenham Common closed on the 5th September 2000 after 19 years of a continuous presence. Campbell integrates her political convictions and her artistic talents by searching through archives to exhibit the neglected political art form of making banners. Both are retired but actively involved in the Peace Movement and Marches, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Life on Earth, etc, and in commemorating the Peace March and Camp.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Ian and Thalia Campbell, 1989 onwards. Most recent material donated in August 2015.

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Scope and content

Papers and ephemera relating to the Peace Movement, 1976-[1990s]; the Labour Party, 1975-1996; Trade Union activities, [c. 1980s]-[1990s]; the Peace and Nuclear Disarmament movement, 1976-[1990s], including the Greenham Common Peace Camp, the 'Peace Marches' from Cardiff to Greenham Common, the camp at Brawdy Royal Air Force base, Pembrokeshire, and other women's peace camps, and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); Nuclear Energy and Green Movement, 1973-[1990s]; feminist issues, 1958-1990; issues including animal rights, Europe, the NHS, pensions, public transport, the Poll Tax, unemployment and the United Nations, [c. 1990s]; posters relating to the activities of the various groups and societies supported by them, [c. 1980s]-[1990s], regarding numerous issues, campaigns and events, including the peace movement, the environment, human rights and the 1989 `War on Want' Benefit Concert for Central America, and correspondence with MPs, 1982-1992.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Labour Party; peace and nuclear disarmament; nuclear energy and the Green Movement; trade unions; feminist issues; miscellaneous; and miscellaneous posters. The 2015 acquisition has been arranged into the following: banners; peace; feminism, nuclear weapons; religion, education and the Welsh language; environment, miscellaneous; Labour Party and trades unions.

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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.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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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

April 2003, revised December 2015.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project.The following sources were used in the compilation of this description : NLW Schedule of Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers; Personal correspondence with Ian Campbell, January 2003; Women, Children and a Sculpture against War at ( ; Art & Activism: The Integration of Art and Politics at ( on 6 June 2003.

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