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As part of this innovative website, a diverse collection of 1,500 clips from the archive will be curated and made available for anyone to view online at home. The remainder of the collection will be available to be accessed through a series of Clip Corners that will be set up throughout Wales. The formation of these Clip Corners will ensure that communities beyond Aberystwyth will able to view the archive in their local area.

The website will cover a number of diverse topics, giving us a unique insight into Welsh history and culture. From the history of the Second World War to the Aberfan disaster, the campaign for Devolution to the Miners' strike, iconic sporting successes to the entertainment of the Noson Lawen, it will present a historical snapshot of 20th century Wales and beyond.  

First of its kind

The Wales Broadcast Archive is the first of its kind in the UK, tracing almost a century of broadcasting, it brings together material from BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Cymru Wales, S4C and The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive collections. By preserving, cataloguing and digitising this material and presenting them on a fully searchable website, The National Library of Wales is committed to making this remarkable collection accessible to all.

The Wales Broadcast Archive project was made possible by funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund (£4.7M), the Welsh Government (£1M) and The National Library of Wales' private funds (£1M).