Fonds GB 0210 VALSDP - Vale of Glamorgan SDP Records,

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Vale of Glamorgan SDP Records,


  • 1981-1990 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

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Administrative history

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was created in 1981 as a breakaway group from the Labour Party by people who felt that the Labour Party had moved too far left. It positioned itself as a centre left party, and formed an Alliance with the Liberal Party. In 1988, the two parties merged and founded the Social and Liberal Democrat Party (SLD), later the Liberal Democrats. The party was composed of local branches, of which Vale of Glamorgan SDP was one, reporting to SDP Council for Wales and the national headquarters in London. The Vale of Glamorgan branch was formed of local groups, including the Barry, Dinas Powys, and Penarth Groups.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mair James, Dinas Powys, Glamorganshire, in 1992.

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Scope and content

Records of Vale of Glamorgan SDP, comprising members and committee meeting minutes and Group papers, 1981-1990; SDP Council for Wales correspondence and papers, 1988-1989; and miscellaneous printed material, including policy documents and newsletters, 1981-1986.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Vale of Glamorgan branch papers; files of correspondence and papers; miscellanea; and printed material.

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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

The usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the schedule is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp. 80-81, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993.

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  • Text: Vale of Glamorgan SDP Records.