Fonds GB 0210 SOUROUP - South Wales Women's Support Group Papers,

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South Wales Women's Support Group Papers,


  • 1984-1985 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

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Administrative history

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.

Archival history

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.

System of arrangement

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

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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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

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.

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