GB 0210 SOUROUP
South Wales Women's Support Group Papers,
- 1984-1985 / (Creation)
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0.009 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator
The South Wales Women's Support groups were especially active during the miners' strike between 1984 and 1985. The wives of the miners played a big role in the strike, appearing on the picket lines alongside the men and attending rallies. They marched behind banners with slogans such as Women Against Pit Closures. Furthermore they organised events to support the striking miners such as jumble sales and sponsored walks, and organised food parcels and soup kitchens.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Ms Jaclyn Gier in 1985 and 1986
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Scope and content
Papers 1984-5, mainly relating to the involvement of Welsh women in the Miners' Strike of those years and its aftermath and in particular to the activities of the South Wales Women's Support Groups. They comprise papers relating to the South Wales Women's Support Group with letters from the secretary, Kath Jones, and associated leaflets, handbills and posters, with papers relating to the Swansea, Neath and Dulais Valley Support Group, the National Organisation of Women Against Pit Closures, the Wales Congress in Support of Mining Communities, and Greenham Common women.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
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Arranged into two groups by dates of acquisition.
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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.
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Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogues are available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1987, p. 106 and Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, p.73, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues can be accessed online.
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, South Wales Women's Support Group Papers.