Tom Thomas papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3167 NAS TT
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Welsh
  • Physical Description
      0.027 cubic metres (1 archive box)

Scope and Content

Research notes by Thomas Thomas 1953-1976; photographs of Neath 1950-[1995]; printed works 1900-1980; other records 1905-[1990s]; material for dissertation by Thomas Thomas 'A regional survey of the Neath River Basin' including drafts of the dissertation and plans 1955-[1970]; papers relating to the teaching career of Thomas Thomas 1940-1953.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tom Thomas was a prominent figure in the cultural life of Neath during the mid and late 20th century. As a fluent Welsh speaker and a graduate of the University of Wales, he spent many years teaching Welsh in various schools in Neath. He also wrote Welsh plays for the 'ATHRO' and won distinction at National Eisteddfodau. In addition he was active in the local history of the Neath area and a member of the Neath Antiquarian Society. He died in Dec 1981.


Arranged into three sections: 1. Antiquarian materials: notebooks, photographs, printed works, plans and other papers; 2. Dissertation materials: drafts of dissertation and plans; 3. Materials relating to teaching career: preparatory notes for lessons, and other papers.

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Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


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