GB 0210 NATEUMES
National Museum of Wales Records,
- 1967-1986 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.038 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
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.
Content and structure area
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.
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 regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
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
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.