- 1949-1979 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.135 cubic metres (15 boxes)
Name of creator
John Collwyn Rees (1919-1980) was Professor of Political Theory and Government at the University College of Swansea, Glamorgan, from 1955 until 1962. In 1971, he published his book Equality. He researched political theory, equality and justice, and was very interested in Marxism and Communism.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Betty Rees, Swansea, in 1991.
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Scope and content
Research papers and correspondence of John Collwyn Rees, 1949-1979, including academic correspondence, 1956-1978, addressed to Rees; publications, lectures, talks, reviews and notes by Rees, 1953-1978, mainly on J. S. Mill; research papers on political theory, 1951-1979; papers on equality and justice, [c. 1950]-1975; notes on Marxism and Communism, 1951-1974; notes on atomic warfare and disarmament, 1956-1963; notes on philosophy, [c. 1950]-1980; and notes on freedom and liberty, 1960-1978; and miscellaneous papers, 1970-1981.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: correspondence; and research materials on the following themes or subjects: John Stuart Mill, political theory, equality and justice, Marxism and Communism, atomic warfare and disarmament, philosophy, and freedom and liberty; and miscellaneous 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 laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1991, pp.62-68, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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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
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991, pp.62-68; The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website (www.utm.edu), viewed 5 February 2004.
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.