Cliff Prothero Papers,

Scope and Content

Papers of Cliff Prothero, including correspondence and papers relating to the Labour Party and Wales, and to the devolution debate, 1947-1989; certificates of qualifications, 1917-1968; photograph album, 1926-1964; scrapbook of press cuttings, 1934-1989; miscellaneous publications relating to the Labour Party, 1941-1964; and typescripts, correspondence and papers relating to Cliff Prothero's autobiography, Recount, 1981-1982. There are no papers relating to his public activities.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cliff Prothero (1898-1990), Labour Party organizer, was born in Ynysbwl, Glamorgan, and left school at the age of thirteen to work in a coal mine. He became involved in Trade Union activities during the miners' strikes of 1921 and 1926, and also with the Labour Party and in 1942 became the Regional Organiser for the Eastern Counties of Wales. In 1943, he became Organiser for Wales and Secretary of the Welsh Regional Council of the Labour Party. In 1948 he was largely responsible for setting up the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, and uniting the Labour Parties of North and South Wales. He was a founder member of the Welsh Tourist Board, and served on the Welsh Joint Education Committee, the Broadcasting Council for Wales, and the Social Service Council for Wales. He married Violet Elizabeth Thomas of Pontarddulais, Glamorgan, in 1937. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1965 for Political and Public Services. He published an autobiography, Recount in 1982.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs Vi Prothero, wife of Cliff Prothero, Penarth, South Glamorgan per Dr Andrew Bold, Research Officer, Labour Party Wales, 1991.

Note

Cliff Prothero (1898-1990), Labour Party organizer, was born in Ynysbwl, Glamorgan, and left school at the age of thirteen to work in a coal mine. He became involved in Trade Union activities during the miners' strikes of 1921 and 1926, and also with the Labour Party and in 1942 became the Regional Organiser for the Eastern Counties of Wales. In 1943, he became Organiser for Wales and Secretary of the Welsh Regional Council of the Labour Party. In 1948 he was largely responsible for setting up the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, and uniting the Labour Parties of North and South Wales. He was a founder member of the Welsh Tourist Board, and served on the Welsh Joint Education Committee, the Broadcasting Council for Wales, and the Social Service Council for Wales. He married Violet Elizabeth Thomas of Pontarddulais, Glamorgan, in 1937. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1965 for Political and Public Services. He published an autobiography, Recount in 1982.

Title supplied from contents of fonds

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, p. 103, at the National Library of Wales.

Archivist's Note

May 2003

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992; Prothero, Cliff, Recount (Omskirk, 1982).

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Additional draft of Cliff Prothero's autobiography at NLW (Annual Report 1996).

Additional Information

Published

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Corporate Names