Federation of Women's Institutes Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Gwent Federation of Women's Institutes, 1929-1983, including executive minutes, 1929-1970; council meeting minutes, 1935-1983; account books, 1939-1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gwent Federation of Women's Institutes, formerly the Monmouthshire Federation of Women's Institutes, established in the 1920s, was a gathering of the Women's Institutes in the county, of which there are now over seventy.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information



Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Federation of Women's Institutes; The Women's Institute Homepage (http://www.womens-institute.co.uk/index.shtml) viewed 28 May 2004. Gwent Federation of Women's Institutes (http://www.wi-gwent.freeserve.co.uk/) viewed 28 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

Executive minutes 1939-1955 and other records were destroyed during Usk town flooding.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

The main archives of the Women's Institute in Great Britain is Records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 5 FWI, The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University.