North Wales Arts Association Archive

Scope and Content

Records of the North Wales Arts Association, [c. 1880]-1989, including executive, management and administrative records, 1964-1986; records of sub-committees, 1969-1978; records and programmes of exhibitions, festivals and meetings organized by the N. W. A. A., 1967-1989; records of external events, debates, exhibitions and festivals, 1967-1988; records of clubs and organizations involved with the N. W. A. A., 1964-1987; records relating to Mabon, 1966-1976; and photographs, mostly reproductions of photographs by John Thomas, [c. 1880]-1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

North Wales Arts Association (Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Gogledd Cymru), founded in 1964, funded clubs and societies and promoted cultural and artistic exhibitions and festivals in North Wales. The Association had links to schools and local writers. It produced a bi-annual magazine, Mabon, published in English and Welsh. The Association had a number of sub-committees, including art, drama, literature, and music panels.


Arranged into the following: Executive, management and administrators; Sub-committees of the N. W. A. A.; Files and programmes relating to exhibitions, festivals and meetings organised by the N. W. A. A.; Papers relating to external events, debates, exhibitions and festivals; Clubs and organizations; Mabon magazine; and Photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Archifau Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Gogledd Cymru/ North Wales Arts Association Archive, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

The records were selected for permanent preservation as they reflect the general policy and main activities of the N. W. A. A. The remainder of the records were destroyed.


Accruals are not expected

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