Ken Etheridge Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Ken Etheridge, 1935-1979, comprising copies of plays and sketches of varying lengths in English and Welsh, some written for radio and television, English novels, poetry and certificates.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ken (Kendrick) Etheridge (1911-1981) was a poet, playwright and painter from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. He attended Swansea College of Art and University College, Cardiff, then taught art at Queen Elizabeth Boys' Grammar School, Carmarthen, from 1947. He wrote numerous plays in both English and Welsh and was a producer with the Cymric Players of Ammanford from 1935. He published plays, collections of poetry, books on Welsh folk-costume, stage costume and scenic design, including Underground (1937), The Lamp (London, 1937), Songs of Courage (Llandysul, 1940), Birds of Rhiannon (1941), Poems of a Decade (Hull, 1958), Welsh Costume in the 18th and 19th Century (Llandybie, 1977), and Collected Drawings (London, 1970).


Arranged into the following: one act plays and sketches; two, three and four act plays etc.; novels; drama un act - drama fer; drama hir etc.; miscellaneous items.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to Dyfed Archive Service. Transferred to Carmarthenshire Record Office, 1981.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Ken Etheridge Papers; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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