GB 0210 VALSDP
Vale of Glamorgan SDP Records,
- 1981-1990 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mair James, Dinas Powys, Glamorganshire, in 1992.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions of access and use area
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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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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
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Dates of creation revision deletion
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.