Press cuttings relating to the coal mining industry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A large collection of press cuttings on all aspects of the coal industry in South Wales. Mine closures and strikes are documented in detail. Articles on gas, water and electricity privatisation in the early 1990s are also included, as well as a file of articles on nuclear power. The articles are primarily, but not entirely, taken from the Western Mail, South Wales Argus, Guardian and Observer. A number of photocopied reference works on the South Wales mining industry are also included.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donated by Steve Rowson, Oxford House Industrial History Society, Cardiff, via Prof. Bill Jones, School of Welsh, Cardiff University.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.