WOMEN'S ARCHIVE OF WALES, RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains a variety of records relating to women's history in Flintshire. It includes the will of Jane Davies of Waen Issa, Hope, 1793; records of Miss Florence Davies of Nerquis, who worked in China as a trainee doctor in the 1930s; records of the Flintshire Soroptomist group; and memoirs of two female members of the Price family of Bistre/Buckley.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Archive of Wales exists to promote the study, and to rescue and preserve the sources, of women's history in Wales. The organisation concentrates on an active process of tracking down, rescuing and conserving historical sources which throw light on women’s lives. They collect a broad range of archival, photographic and other material sources which illustrate the history and heritage of women in Wales, and their experience in a range of spheres including the domestic, political, religious, economic, cultural and social. They particularly seek diaries, scrapbooks, the minute books of women’s organisations, literary manuscripts, photographs and similar materials. Their collections are deposited in their name in existing record offices in Wales, and in the National Library of Wales, where they are properly cared for, and where they can be accessed by researchers subject to any restrictions put on a collection.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into sub-fonds to reflect the multiple depositors, under the fonds of Women's Archive of Wales; and items within the sub-fonds.

Conditions Governing Access

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Elizabeth Newman, Archivist, Flintshire Record Office, in April 2009.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Appraisal Information

All files in this collection have been deemed worthy of permanent preservation.

Custodial History

The records in this collection were donated as a result of the Women's Archive of Wales Roadshow, which visited Mold, Flintshire, in January 2009. They were deposited at Flintshire Record Office as accession numbers: AN 4224, AN 4225, AN 4226 and AN 4228.

Accruals

Further accruals are possible