Papers of the Lower Swansea Valley Project, 1961-1967

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers in this archive refer to a project investigating problems arising in West South Wales - specifically on measures to deal with the clearance and reclamation of derelict land and modernising the area.

The collection contains files of papers, correspondence, notes and Welsh Office reports dealing with the reclamation of derelict land in Wales together with reports on derelict land in the Midlands, Scotland, Shropshire, Cornwall, Lancashire, Staffordshire and Durham.

Other papers include: Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and Parliamentary Papers; publications on the subject of regional studies, local history, industrial archaeology and urban redevelopment; press cuttings, two editions of Picture Post (1 and 8 January 1944) containing articles on the Swansea Valley by Tom Hopkinson, David Grenfell and others. Files of papers, proofs, correspondence and typescripts for the final report of the Lower Swansea Valley Project and its publication by Longmans.

The Library holds a copy of the published report The Lower Swansea Valley Project, edited by K. J. Hilton (Longmans 1967).

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers were presented to the Library in 1977 by Kenneth John Hilton, Director of the Project 1960-65, Assistant Registrar, University College Cardiff, 1965-8, College Secretary, University College Cardiff, 1968-78.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Related Material

A copy of the published report 'The Lower Swansea Valley Project', edited by K. J. Hilton (Longmans, 1967) is shelved at Folio WG 8.H.