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.
Recordings Made During The Period 1974-1979
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- ReferenceGB 217 SWCC : : AUD/Project/2
- Dates of Creation1974-1979
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description45 recordings
Scope and 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.
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