- 1978-1979 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator
Following the passing of the Wales Act 1978 enabling devolution, the Labour government held a referendum on whether its provisions should be implemented. The "No Assembly" Campaign was organised to campaign for a 'no' vote in the Devolution Referendum for Wales of 1st March 1979. The referendum proved a major defeat for the pro-devolution cause. The chairman of the campaign was the Conservative politician, Lord Gibson-Watt (1918-2002), but membership was drawn from across the parties.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Lord Gibson-Watt, Llandrindod Wells, 1986.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Correspondence relating to the No Assembly Campaign, 1979; press releases, speeches, and articles, 1979; miscellaneous administrative papers, 1978-1979; and press-cuttings, 1979.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged as general correspondence; press releases, speeches and aricles; miscellaneous papers; and miscellaneous press cuttings.
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
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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 1986, p. 54, at the National Library of Wales.
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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Place access points
Name access points
- No Assembly Campaign -- Archives (Subject)
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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
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; Jones, Gareth Elwyn, Modern Wales: A concise history, c. 1485-1979 (Cambridge, 1984).