Miscellaneous personal collections relating to theSouth Wales Coalfield area

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, bulletins and papers, 1932-1983, including file of correspondence addressed to Oliver Harris, General Secretary of the South Wales Miners Federation (SWMF) concerning silicosis cases 1932-1933; file of circulars from the Mineworkers Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) to District Secretaries 1933-1934; a copy of the Spain Emergency Committee of the International Peace Campaign deputation to the Prime Minister 7th January 1939; file of miscellaneous papers from the Rhondda Borough Labour Party and a financial statement and balance sheet 1937-1938; monthly bulletins of statistics for the SWMF 1922; a copy of the proceedings of the South Wales Institute of Engineers 12th November 1929; a copy of a `Report on the Incidence of Silicosis and Pneumoconiosis, and Preventative Measures Adopted to Combat theDisease in South Wales' issued by the National Union of Mineworkers (South WalesArea) 1945; copies of the minutes of proceedings at the Concilation Board for the Coal Trade of Monmouthshire and South Wales 1920 and 1941; a copy of the minutes of the proceedings at a meeting of the Joint Sub-Committee dealing with Unemployment and Distribution of Trade 11th January 1921; copies of `Inquiries into Conditions of Employment at the Powell Duffryn Collieries and the Conditions of the Federation Organisation in relation thereto' 1938; copies of the `Report on Investigation in D A Hann Group' undated (20th century); a copy of the report `Into conditions of Employment at the Powell Duffryn Collieries within the Frank Hann Group and into the Administration of the SWMF Lodges within the same group' 1938; a copy of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Ebbw Vale 1958 Mining Sub-Committee list of competitions; a copy of the Berry Hill Collieries Limited contract price list undated (20th century); a volume anda map of railway lines in Britain 1948; a file of photocopies of miscellaneous papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miscellaneous personal collections created and gathered by various individuals concerning the South Wales Coalfield area.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that somecollections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.