Sub-fonds A - Pre-WPA political pamphlets and records

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Pre-WPA political pamphlets and records


  • 1837-1991 (accumulated [1911]-1991) (Creation)

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19 boxes

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The group comprises mainly printed items acquired by the National Library prior to the establishment of the Welsh Political Archive in 1983. A small number of items have been added to this group by members of staff since 1983.

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The group consists of printed items, 1837-1991, including election addresses and leaflets deriving from parliamentary and local elections, other circulars, annual reports, and other political pamphlets deriving from the Liberal Party (later the Social and Liberal Democrats), 1837-1991, the Labour Party, 1890-1985, the Conservative Party, 1852-1987, Plaid Cymru, 1929-1983, and independent candidates, 1919-1987.

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Arranged by political party into five series: Liberal Party, Labour Party, Conservative Party, Plaid Cymru and independent candidates.

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