Fonds GB 0210 NATEUMES - National Museum of Wales Records,

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National Museum of Wales Records,


  • 1967-1986 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.038 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The National Museum of Wales was established by Royal Charter in 1907. It currently receives the majority of its funding through the Welsh Assembly Government as an Assembly Sponsored Public Body. The Council is the executive body of the National Museum of Wales. Dr Elwyn Davies, who donated the papers to NLW, was a member of the Council of the National Museum of Wales and chairman of the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagan's.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Dr. Elwyn Davies, Tenby, in 1982-1983, and transferred from the papers of the late Elwyn Davies donated by Mrs Nan Davies, 1986.

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Scope and content

Minutes of the Council of the National Museum of Wales and of committees connected with the Museum, 1967-77, 1980-6, draft annual report, 1982-3, and papers relating to the Welsh Folk Museum for the period 1967-86, with a copy of a substantial draft discussion paper entitled 'Tape Recording and Welsh Folk Life' (April 1983).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by date of donation.

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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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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1982, p.41; 1984, p.42; 1987, p. 82, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Related units of description

Further papers relating to the Council and other administrative bodies of the National Museum of Wales and to the Welsh Folk Museum Committee, 1965-82, are in NLW, donated by H.J. Lloyd-Johnes.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description, NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982, p.41; 1984, p.42; 1987, p.82; Bassett, Douglas, The Making of a National Museum II.

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  • Text: National Museum of Wales Records.