GB 0210 RONIES
Ron Davies Papers,
- 1979-1997 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.16 cubic metres (83 boxes)
Name of creator
Ron (Ronald) Davies (born 1946) was MP and AM for Caerphilly. He was born in Machen, Monmouthshire, and attended Bassaleg Grammar School, Portsmouth Polytechnic and University College of Wales, Cardiff. He worked as a school teacher and tutor, 1968-1974, and was a further education adviser for Mid-Glamorgan local education authority, 1974-1983. He was a councillor on Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and Rhymney Valley District Council, 1969-1983, before being elected Labour MP for Caerphilly in 1983. He was opposition whip, 1985-1987, opposition spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-1992, and food, 1989-1992, and chief opposition spokesman on agriculture, 1992, and Wales, 1992-1997. Following Labour's General Election victory in 1997 he became Secretary of State for Wales and oversaw the setting up of the National Assembly for Wales. He resigned from the government in 1998 and stepped down as MP in 2001. He was Assembly Member for Caerphilly, 1999-2003. He has been married twice and has two daughters.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Ron Davies, MP, in five groups, 1994-2000.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Constituency correspondence and papers of Ron Davies, 1979-1997, comprising general correspondence on constituency and national affairs, 1983-1997; general constituency papers, 1983-1995; constituents' papers, 1984-1997; subject files from his constituency office and his London office, 1984-1998, including agriculture, the National Health Service and the Welsh language; and papers relating to various pressure groups, 1979-1983.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are possible.
System of arrangement
The original arrangement of the papers has been preserved, grouped by donation. The 1994 group is arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent (nos 1-6) and chronologically (7-17). The 1995 group is arranged into pressure groups (Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and Scientists Against Nuclear Armaments (SANA)), and constituency correspondence and papers. The 1997 group is arranged into general correspondence, subject files (London office), subject files (constituency office), and constituents' papers.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Constituency case papers, namely files 83-88, are under embargo for 50 years from the closing date of each file (Freedom of Information Act 2000, Exemption s.40). 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
Hard copies of the catalogue are available in NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1995, pp. 28-29, 1996, p. 19, and 1998, pp. 18-20. The lists are available online. The 1999 and 2000 groups remain uncatalogued.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Davies, Ron, 1946- (Creator)
- Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Child Poverty Action Group -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- National Union of Public Employees -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Scientists Against Nuclear Armaments -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Davies, Ron, 1946- -- Archives. (Subject)
Genre access points
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 Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1995, 1996, 1998; Debrett's people of today (2003) (consulted online at http://www.knowuk.co.uk/), viewed 8 December 2003; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r ganrif, 1885-1997/Welsh elections, 1885-1997 (Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion: Y Lolfa, 1999).