Coal Industry Newspaper Cuttings

Scope and Content

Volumes of newspaper cuttings concerning a variety of aspects within the coal industry before nationalisation. A number of the volumes concern strikes and stoppages, mainly the Tonypandy riots, 1910-1911. Another of the volumes focusses on welfare matters with cuttings concerning topics such as workmen's halls, recreation grounds and pithead baths, whilst other volumes give a wider view of the south Wales coal industry and industry related topics. The volumes were kept on file by the National Coal Board, however it is unclear who compiled them and how they came into the possession of the National Coal Board.


An artificial arrangement has been imposed on this series.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the National Coal Board between 1957 and 1986.

Custodial History

This series is made up of material deposited by the National Coal Board. This series has been brought together from the following accessions: DNCB/1-14 (acc. no: U1957/1039), DNCB/17 (acc. no: U1957/1117), DNCB/25/7 (acc. no: U1966/2141) and DNCB/53 (acc. no: 1986/250). The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.

Related Material

Related material held at Glamorgan Archives. Press digests relating to the coal industry (1943-1946) are held at DNCB/15/1/6 and press digests (1947-1958) are held at DNCB/11/5. British Coal press summaries (1988-1991) are held at DNCB/5/4/1/7. Newspaper cuttings and press releases concerning the Aberfan disaster are held at DNCB/4/1/12.