An extensive collection of B.B.C. radio scripts, papers and a few tape recordings dating from 1926 - 1964. They include radio plays by Saunders Lewis, John Gwilym Jones and others, as well as talks, poetry contests, children's programmes and factual items.
A major part of the collection, which amounts to 1824 items, is directly related to Dr Sam Jones. The first deposit is a collection of scripts of items broadcast mainly on the Welsh Home Service of the B.B.C. between 1936 and 1957, as well as drafts, press summaries and correspondence concerning broadcast programmes. The Welsh language scripts cover such subjects as education; memories; poetry and poets; native places; music; religion; characters and famous people; community; industry and politics; man and his work; Eisteddfodau; St. David's Day; the history of Wales; old legends and folk tales; the Welsh language; books and literature; war and its consequences; stories and novels and travel. Amongst the writers or contributors are Welsh notables such as W.J. Gruffydd, Islwyn Ffowc Ellis and Sir Ifor Williams, to name but a few. The English scripts cover agriculture and industry; the arts; biographies; discovering Wales; drama; education; imaginary conversations; junior bridge builders; stories; travel; Wales through alien eyes and Wales revisited; wartime Wales etc.
The later deposit consists of the personal files of Sam Jones and his colleagues and a large number of scripts, 1937 - 1960. The personal files of Sam Jones are dated 1949 - 1954, those of the Programmes Assistant, Nan Jones, range from 1949 - 1951, those of the Assistant Children's Hour Organiser from 1947 - 1950 and finally those of John Gwilym Jones and Wilbert Lloyd Roberts from 1949 - 1954.