Fonds GB 0210 WALBLY - Wales for the Assembly Campaign (1979) Papers,

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Wales for the Assembly Campaign (1979) Papers,


  • 1975-1979 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

The Wales for the Assembly Action Committee, and Research Sub-committee, was an organisation campaigning for Welsh devolution, active from 1975. Following the passing of the Wales Act 1978 enabling devolution, the government held a referendum on whether to implement its provisions in 1979. The Action Committee was replaced by the "Wales for the Assembly Campaign: Ymgyrch Cymru dros y Cynulliad", an independent all-party campaign in favour of devolution of Wales in the Referendum of 1st March 1979. The referendum was a major defeat for the pro-devolution cause.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Plaid Cymru per Mr Dafydd Williams, Cardiff, 1985, Mr Barry Jones, Cardiff, Secretary of the Campaign, 1985

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Scope and content

Papers of the Wales for the Assembly campaign, 1975-1979, including minutes, correspondence and papers of the Wales for the Assembly Action Committee and Research Sub-committee, 1976-1977; minutes of the Campaign's committee meetings, 1978-1979; pamphlets and leaflets, 1979; publicity and speeches, 1978-1979; correspondence, 1975-1979; press statements, 1979; and miscellaneous papers, 1978-1979.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

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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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Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, pp. 79-80, and 1991, p. 87, at the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further records relating to the Wales for the Assembly Campaign are University of Wales Swansea, Archives, Library and Information Services, SWCC. The National Library of Wales also holds the records of the No Assembly campaign.

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Institution identifier

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

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; 1991.

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