Fonds GB 0210 YESWAL - 'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign Records,

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'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign Records,


  • 1995-1998 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.153 cubic metres (17 boxes and 1 folder).

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Yes for Wales Campaign per Ms Mari James, Vice Chair of the Campaign; Donation; 1997 and 1998

Mr Ioan Bellin; Cardiff; Donation; 1999

Mr Leighton Andrews; Cardiff; Donation; 1999

Mr David Egan and Mr Chris Simpson; Donation; 1997

Mr Gareth Richards; Donation; 1998

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Scope and content

The collection comprises: Group 1: papers, 1997-1998, deriving from the Cardiff HQ of the 'Yes for Wales' campaign, including correspondence, strategy papers, minutes of committees and sub-groups, campaign materials, conference papers, financial papers, material emanating from the various Yes Supporting Groups, and papers deriving from several local support groups, among them Swansea, Pontypridd, Ceredigion and Neath. Group 2 consists of correspondence, press releases, governmental publications, strategy papers and campaign materials, 1997-1998. Group 3 comprises correspondence, minutes and agenda, strategy papers, financial papers, membership papers, press and media papers, newsletters, volumes of press cuttings, papers relating to each of the political parties in Wales, other support groups and a few papers relating to the 'No' campaign in 1997.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All the papers received by the National Library have been retained..


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged into three groups by provenance (as noted in immediate source of acquisition above).

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 87-91. The catalogue can also be accessed online.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For papers relating to the No Campaign, see NLW ex 2039.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, list of the 'Yes for Wales' 1997 Referendum Campaign Records in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 87-88;

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