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Llanfair Women's Institute Records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/913

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Title: Llanfair Women's Institute Records

Short title: Llanfair Women's Institute, records

Dates of creation: 1921-1967

Level of description: Fonds

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Name of creator(s): Llanfair Women's Institute


Administrative and biographical history: The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS). Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. Llanfair WI, Merionethshire, was active from 1921.


Scope and content: Records of Llanfair Women's Institute, Merionethshire, 1921-1967, comprising minute books, 1921-1960; record books, 1945-1967; index books, 1925-1941; marks books, 1957-1966; and attendance registers, 1966.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; record books; index books; marks books; and attendance registers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.


Related units of description: The main archives of the Women's Institute in Great Britain are Records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 5 FWI, The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University. The records of Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institutes are in Meirionnydd Archives, Z/M/555 and Z/M/1150.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Llanfair Women's Institute Records; The Women's Institute website ( viewed 11th November 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: October 2004



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