Papurau Merched y Wawr, Arfon

Scope and Content

Records of Merched y Wawr, Arfon, 1968-1990, comprising minutes and other records of Rhanbarth Arfon and individual branches, 1968-1990; accounts, 1986-1987; letters and circulars, 1977-1990; printed material, including books, programmes and booklets, 1969-1988; and 'Fy Iaith, Fy Ngwlad' record, 1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

Zonia Bowen started the national movement Merched y Wawr and the magazine Y Wawr in 1967. It is a Welsh-speaking society for women, with over 250 local branches, grouped into rhanbarthau (regions). Branches in Caernarfonshire were coordinated by Rhanbarth Arfon.


Arranged broadly into the following: minutes; financial; correspondence; and printed material.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

No information found


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Merched y Wawr, catalogue; ANW, Casgliad Merched y Wawr, Rhanbarth Môn.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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