- 1982-2001 (accumulated 1987-2001) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.17 cubic metres (17 boxes); 10 boxes (January 2014)
Name of creator
The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent think tank and research institute, based at Oldfield House, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, but with branches in north, mid and west Wales, Swansea Bay, and London. Founded in 1987, its role is to raise the level of information and debate on Welsh public policy issues by publishing reports and policy papers, and organising seminars, conferences and other events. The Institute's core funding comes from the Welsh Development Agency, with smaller contributions coming from business, trades unions, local authorities and a range of other bodies and organisations. Research funding is also provided by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Its current Director is John Osmond.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by the Institute of Welsh Affairs per Ms Clare Johnson, Cardiff, its Director of Administration, in July 2002, and per Mr Lee Waters and Ms Laura Knight, January 2014.; 0200209168
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The records reflect the activities and research projects sponsored by the Institute of Welsh Affairs, 1982-2001, and they comprise administrative files, 1982-1990 and 1995-1998; project files, 1995-2001; reports and surveys, including draft and interim reports, 1987-1995, including many, 1992-1993, concerning the 2010 Project; records, 1986-2000, relating to the organisation of the St Davids Forum; and papers, 1996-2001, deriving from the preparation and publication of the Gregynog Papers.
Further papers of the Institute of Welsh Affairs comprising an assortment of project files and interesting documents largely on devolution and policy themes. This tranch remains uncatalogued. Also received were three large boxes of printed material and a small box of electronic material.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: Duplicate copies of reports, surveys and publications, draft copies of various publications, and booking forms for the St Davids Forum and other events were returned to the custody of the Institute of Welsh Affairs in September 2002..
Accruals are expected
System of arrangement
The records arrived at NLW in series which have been retained while cataloguing. They have been further arranged at NLW into five groups: administrative papers; project files; reports and surveys; records deriving from the organisation of the St Davids Forum; and papers concerning the publication of the Gregynog 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 laws apply
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English unless otherwise specified
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
A few files contain materials acquired by the Institute of Welsh Affairs in the course of its research which pre-date the establishment of the Institute.
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GEAC system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Institute of Welsh Affairs -- Archives (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by J. Graham Jones.
The following source was used in the compilation of the catalogue: Institute of Welsh Affairs Website.