The Welsh Political Archive was set up in 1983 to co-ordinate the collection of documentary evidence of all kinds about politics in Wales.
It collects the records and papers of political parties, politicians, quasi-political organisations, campaigns and pressure groups; leaflets, pamphlets, ephemera, posters, photographs, and tapes of radio and television programmes.
For more information about the Archive please contact the library's enquiry service.
The member of staff responsible for the archive is:
Tel: 01970 632 984
In 1985 the Library set up the Welsh Political Archive's Advisory Committee, which meets once a year on the first Friday of every November. The annual lecture is held on the same day in the evening.
The members include politicians, historians, broadcasters and political scientists. The Committee provides and important link between the Archives and those active in Welsh politics.
Proposals made by the Committee have led to the publication of a newsletter, the setting up of an annual lecture, and the establishment of an automated database of election results. The newsletter contains the names of the Advisory Committee members.
|Dr Denis Balsom|
|Emeritus Professor Deirdre Beddoe|
|Mr Alex Bevan||Wales TUC|
|Miss Beata Brookes|
|Mr Alun Burge|
|Mr Cynog Dafis||Plaid Cymru|
|Dr Russell Deacon||Welsh Liberal Democrats|
|Mr Darron Dupre||Unison|
|Dr Andrew Edwards||Bangor University|
|Mr Aled Eirug|
|Mr Rhys Evans||BBC Wales|
|Mr Gwyn Griffiths||National Assembly for Wales|
|Mr Sam Hadley||National Assembly for Wales|
|Mr Dave Hagendyk||Welsh Labour|
|Mr Darran Hill||Political Consultant|
|Professor Sir Deian Hopkin|
|Mr Gwyn Jenkins|
|Prof Angela John||Aberystwyth University|
|Aled Gruffydd Jones||The National Library of Wales|
|Avril Jones||The National Library of Wales|
|Prof Richard Wyn Jones||Welsh Governance Centre|
|Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies||Plaid Cymru|
|Mr Lyn Lewis Dafis||The National Library of Wales|
|Mr David Melding AM||Welsh Conservatives|
|Lord Kenneth O Morgan|
|Mr Rob Phillips||The National Library of Wales|
|Mr Roger Pratt||Welsh Conservatives|
|Lord Rowlands||Labour Party Wales|
|Prof Roger Scully||Wales Governance Centre|
|Dr Guto Thomas||BBC Wales|
|Mr Lee Waters||Institute of Welsh Affairs|
|Mr Darren Williams|