Archives of Literary Organisations, Journals and Publishers

Modern literature archives have survived not only because the authors have safeguarded them, but because they form a part of the archives of their friends, editors or public bodies and publishers. 

The National Eisteddfod is an important body in Wales’ literature tradition and all the Eisteddfod’s compositions and criticisms from 1886 onwards are in the Library.

We have papers from the Welsh Arts Council since it was established in 1967 including an important collection of Welsh authors’ archives. 

BBC Wales’ enormous archive includes drama scripts such as the first ever script for ‘Pobl y Cwm’, and talks by prominent authors from 1932 onwards.

There are also archives from a number of publishers and literary journals.

A-Z select list

Here are some authors who figure most prominently in our collections, but not everything is included here, and you should search the catalogues for further details. Access to those archives which have been catalogued is available by searching the Library’s Catalogue.

  • Anglo-Welsh Review
  • Wales Scripts / Sgriptiau BBC Cymru
  • Welsh Films Board
  • Canolfan Llenyddiaeth Plant Cymru     
  • Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion
  • Welsh Arts Council / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru
  • Cwmni Theatr Hwyl a Fflag
  • Dock Leaves
  • The National Eisteddfod of Wales – Central Office Records
  • The National Eisteddfod of Wales – Compositions and Adjudications
  • Gwasg Gee
  • Gwasg Gregynog
  • Hughes a’i Fab, Wrexham
  • Made in Wales Stage Company
  • Planet
  • Poetry Wales
  • Theatr Garthewin
  • Wales (Keidrych Rhys)
  • Y Faner
  • Y Gymdeithas Gerdd Dafod and Barddas
  • Y Llenor
  • Welsh Academy / Yr Academi Gymreig

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