Industrial Museum of South Wales Collection

Scope and Content

Articles of Agreement and formation of the company, 1956-1964; Notices of Annual General Meetings, 1958-1969; Annual Reports and Minutes of Annual General Meeting, 1960; Council Meeting Minutes, 1956-1967; Papers relating to accounts, 1956-1970; Members and subscriptions, 1958-1969; Correspondence, 1954-1972; Newspapers cuttings, 1949-2001; Publications and historical notes, n.d. and 1885-1974; Papers relating to exhibits and donations, n.d. and 1902-1969

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1955 negotiations began towards establishing an Industrial Museum. The first meeting of the Industrial Museum Committee took place on the 24 January 1956 and was convened by Professor O'Neill of University of Wales, Swansea. The Industrial Museum of South Wales was established to 'promote and encourageâ?¦the study and general knowledge of science and industry and of all matters relating to the progress and development of industry particularlyâ?¦relating to the development of Industry in South Wales' The museum was incorporated on 17 July 1957. For more information on the foundation of the Industrial Museum see RISW SOC 1/11 (Council Minutes dated 26 Jan. 1956)


This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.