Fonds GB 0210 GARJON - Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones Papers

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Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones Papers


  • 1923-1989 (accumulated 1950-1989) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.143 cubic metres

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Biographical history

Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones were both political activists in the Cardiff area, 1960-1989. They were involved with the Communist Party, nationally and at branch level. They were also very active members of CND and of other peace movements and pressure groups. Stella Garrett-Jones was a women's rights campaigner, being chairwoman of the Wales Women's Right Committee and also a member of South Glamorgan Women's Committee.

Archival history

The papers of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones were passed to their daughter, Anna Mercer, after the death of her father.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Anna Mercer, Cardiff, daughter of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones, November 2000.; A2000/99

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Scope and content

The fonds comprises the papers of Ronald and Stella Garrett-Jones, 1923-1989. These include printed material, periodicals and pamphlets, mostly relating to communism and peace, 1923-1989; miscellaneous letters, leaflets, pamphlets, catalogues, programmes, scripts and reports relating mainly to nature and the arts, 1950-1976; policy papers, resolutions, minutes, letters, reports and newsletters relating to the Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Welsh Congress, 1960-1989; reports, letters, minutes, newsletters and leaflets relating to Women's Rights, 1970-1989; press releases, minutes and publications relating to the FUW (Farmers Union of Wales) and the TUC (Trades Union Congress), 1980-1989; together with newsletters, letters, leaflets, reports, submissions, posters, minutes, notebooks, newspaper cuttings and maps relating to various pressure groups, especially to CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), 1981-1989.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: The fonds has been appraised: details are given at the appropriate level of description..


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically according to provenance at NLW into six series: printed material, miscellaneous issues, communism, women's rights, trade unions and pressure groups.

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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 laws apply

Language of material

  • English

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English unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW.

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Printed material, including Labour and Marxist quarterly and monthly magazines, are also in NLW.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2002


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Ifan Prys.

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