Welsh Women's Archives

The study of women’s history is becoming more and more important and the National Library holds a great number of collections and sources that relate to the history of women.

Amongst these collections are the archives of a variety of notable Welsh women, including authors, poets, playwrights, artists, teachers, politicians, broadcasters, editors, activists, campaigners, journalists, composers and musicians.  The collections also include the papers of various societies and organisations.  

Typically, the collections comprise material such as correspondence, draft works, diaries, exercise and note books, photographs, musical compositions and other personal items.

A selection of these collections are listed below and are evidence of the contribution that a number of Welsh women have made to the cultural, social and political life of Wales.  By clicking on each collection, you will be taken to the top level Catalogue record for that collection.

Not everything is included here and if the collection you're looking for is not listed, you should search the NLW Archives and Manuscripts catalogue using keywords.  Further details on how to search the catalogue is on our Catalogue help page.

Papurau Angharad Tomos

Gillian Clarke Papers
Papurau Norah Iasaac
Papurau Kate Roberts
South Wales Women’s Temperance Union Papers
Cassie Davies Papers
Brenda Chamberlain manuscripts, papers (NLW MS 24065E & NLW ex 2436) and letters
Myfanwy Pryce Papers
Olwen Caradoc Evans Papers
Papurau Dyddgu Owen
Eirene White Papers
Alison Bielski Papers
Papurau Annie J. Parry
Beata Brookes Papers
Berta Ruck Archive
Beti Hughes Papers
Brynbella ‘Piozziana’
Papurau Carys Bell
Lady Olwen Carey-Evans Papers
Papurau Cassie Simon
Councillor Cecilia Barton Papers
Cecily Williams-Ellis Papers
Ceinwen Rowlands papers
Constance Bullock-Davies Papers
Dora Thatcher Papers
Dorothy Sylvester Papers
Elizabeth Baker Papers
Florrie Hamer Papers
Frances Stevenson Family Papers
Gertrude Painter Manuscripts
Grace Williams Music Manuscripts
Gwen John manuscripts
Gwen Rees Roberts Papers
Hilda Morgan Music Manuscripts
Jan Morris Papers
Jill Hutt Papers
L. Eirlys Williams Papers
Papurau Lilian Rees
Mali Evans Family Papers
Mary Williams Papers
Margiad Evans Papers
Mary Garbett Edwards Papers
Bernice Rubens Papers
Papurau Mati Rees
Maxwell Fraser Papers
Papurau Marion Eames
Menna Gallie
Monica Rawlins Papers
Marion Warren Williams Papers
Myfanwy Pryce Papers
Myfanwy Bridges Papers
Papurau Rachel Mary Davies
Rose Mabel Lewis Papers
Papurau Tegwen Clee
Winifred Coombe Tennant Papers
Papurau Winnie Parry
Young Women’s Christian Association (Welsh Division) Records
Papurau Zonia M. Bowen (Merched y Wawr)
South Wales Women’s Support Group Papers
Ian and Thalia Campbell Papers: Papers relating to Greenham Common Women
Aberystwyth Peace Network Records: Correspondence and papers concerning Greenham Common Peace Camp
Jane Edwards: Dros fryniau Bro Afallon, Cadno Rhos-y-Ffin, Miriam
Llangollen Women’s Suffrage Society
Greenham Common diary

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