Dyfed Rural Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Dyfed Rural Council, 1954-1985, including Dyfed Co-ordinating Committee minute book, 1971-1974; files relating to the Local History Committee, 1977-1982; administrative records relating to charities, [c. 1960]-1983; material relating to the Carmarthenshire Arts Society, 1961-1981; and material relating to Coffa Elfed, 1954-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dyfed Rural Council was the successor of Carmarthenshire Community Council, aiming to make charities in the area more effective. The Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services was formed in 1982, when the function of Dyfed Rural Council were reviewed. The Council's activities included work related to individual charities, including Carmarthenshire Arts Society, and local history; it was also involved in producing a film about the Rev. Howell Elfed Lewis (1860-1953), an Independent minister, poet and hymn-writer, Coffa Elfed.


Arranged into the following: records of Dyfed Rural Council; charities; administrative records; and individual charities.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr E. O. Jones, Director, Dyfed Rural Council, Carmarthen, and Mr David Mark Phillips, Director Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services, Carmarthen, 1987.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Dyfed Rural Council Records; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the finding aid is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Acruals are not expected

Corporate Names

Geographical Names