Recordings Made During The Period 1974-1979

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Recordings including Interviews 1974-1979 Study; Extra-Mural Lectures; Teaching Tapes 1974-1979 and Miscellaneous 1974-1979. The recordings were made 1974-1979 but cover the period 1880-1979 (c) in subject content.

Administrative / Biographical History

The establishment of the South Wales Miners Library in 1974, under the Department ofExtra-Mural Studies in the Swansea University, created a new opening for the use of the oral history collection collected from the First South Wales Coalfield Project 1972-1974.

Recordings made by the University of Wales Swansea during the period 1974-1979 therefore focused more on compiling teaching-tapes from the previous project, which could be used for educational purposes. The recordings concentrated on specific topics such as `Women in the Coalfield', `The 1926 General Strike', and `Spanish Communities in South Wales'.

Simultaenously, many extra-mural lectures appertaining to the South Wales coalfield were recorded, as were Llafur conferences. A small numberof interviews were also recorded during this period.

The recordings made during the period 1974-1982 therefore focused on the extra-mural activities of the South Wales Miners Library and the educational use of the recordings. Consequently the tapes arising are useful as a general introduction to various aspects of South Wales communities, and its mining industry.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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