Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembrokeshire Women's Institutes Records
Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/WI
Title: Pembrokeshire Women's Institutes Records
Short title: Pembrokeshire Women's Institutes, records
Dates of creation: 1920-2004
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: To be supplied
Name of creator(s): Pembrokeshire Federation of Women's Institutes
Administrative and biographical history: The Women's Institute (WI) movement originated in Canada in 1897. In 1915 the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) was founded in Britain, originally as part of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS). Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations, such as Pembrokeshire FWI, which together make up the NFWI. The WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns. Haverfordwest WI was formed in 1920, Boncath WI in 1924, and St Davids WI in 1936.
Scope and content: Pembrokeshire Women's Institute (WI) records, 1920-2004, comprising minutes, accounts, scrapbooks and other records of individual institutes, 1920-2004, including Boncath WI, 1924-1998, Burton WI, 1955-2004, Cilgerran WI, 1942-1986, Dale WI, 1927-1990, Haverfordwest WI, 1920-2002, Henner WI, 1955-2003, Newport WI (Newport, Pembrokeshire), 1947-2003, St Davids WI, 1935-1986, and Thornton WI, 1948-1977; records of the Pembrokeshire Federation, 1925-1975, including minutes, 1925-1967, and financial records, 1950-1963; and magazines of the Pembrokeshire WI Writers' Group, 1973-1978.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Dale; Henner; St Davids; Pembrokeshire Federation; Angle; Carew Cheriton; Castlemartin; Crosswell and District; Gwaun Valley; Hermon; Jordanston and District; Lambston; Manorbier; Maenclochog; Penbryn; Rosemarket; Tiers Cross; Treffgarne; Trefin; Pembrokeshire Federation; Llangwm; New Moat; Haverfordwest; Thornton; Pembrokeshire W. I. Writers' Group; Penwaun; Boncath; Cemaes group; Cilgerran; Burton; Mathry; Newport.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Secretary, Dale Women's Institute, 1967, St Davids Women's Institute, 1977, Mrs E. M. Nash, St Davids, 1988, the Executive Committee, Pembrokeshire Federation, 1971, the County Secretary, 1974, the Secretary, Llangwm W. I., 1972, Mrs Parker, Secretary, New Moat Women's Institute, 1972, the Secretary, Haverfordwest Women's Institute, 1974, the Penwaun Women's Institute, Newcastle Emlyn, per Mr D. L. Baker-Jones, Carmarthen Library, 1983, Mrs A. James, Treasurer, Boncath Women's Institute, 1988, Mrs B. George, Fishguard, 1988, Mrs R. W. Jackson, Cilgerran, 1990, the President, Burton Women's Institute, 1992, the Secretary, Burton W. I., 1996, 2005, and the Secretary, Mathry W. I., 1993; other deposits, 1968-2004.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Women's Institutes,catalogue; National Federation of Women's Institues website (www.womens-institute.co.uk), viewed 16 June 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: June 2005