Fonds GB 0210 NATLES - National Curriculum History Committee for Wales Records,

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National Curriculum History Committee for Wales Records,


  • 1978-1995 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The National Curriculum History Committee for Wales met for the first time in Cardiff on 10th February 1989. Its main aim was to strengthen the importance of history teaching in Wales as well as to discuss the content of the teaching of history. The chairman was the donor, Professor R.R. Davies.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Prof. R. R. Davies, Department of History, UCW, Aberystwyth, in 1995.

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Scope and content

Records of the National Curriculum History Committee for Wales, 1978-1995, including papers relating to the establishment and subsequent meetings of the National Curriculum History Committee for Wales, 1989-90; minutes, agenda, reports and articles for discussion at various meetings of the National Curriculum History Working Group, 1989, the History Development Group, 1990, The Historical Association, 1986-89, and the Association of History Teachers in Wales, 1988-9; copies of a WJEC report and examination papers, 1986-93; papers relating to assessment by the School Examinations and Assessment Council, 1989; correspondence from MPs and others, 1988-91; miscellaneous articles, reports, press cuttings and papers relating to teachers' conferences, 1978-93; and printed material on the teaching of history in Welsh schools, 1979-95.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: National Curriculum History Committee for Wales; National Curriculum History Working Group; History Development Group; The Historical Association; Association of History Teachers in Wales; WJEC; School Examinations and Assessment Council; Correspondence; miscellaneous; and printed material.

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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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1996, pp.50-54, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.


Some of the papers predate the establishment of the National Curriculum History Committee for Wales.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1996.

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