Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institute Minute Books

Scope and Content

Records of Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institute, 1919-1972, comprising minute books, 1919-1957; and county letters, 1965-1972.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. The WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns. The Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institute was formed in about 1919 and is still active.


Arranged into the following: minute books; and county letters.

Access Information

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institute Minute Books; The Women's Institute website ( viewed 4th November 2004.

Other 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

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.

Geographical Names