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Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales promotes the recognition of women in Welsh history and the preservation of sources of women’s history in Wales.

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Photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne, a Red Cross Nurse in the First World War.

I chose this image because it was a very popular one with the British public as it shows a woman in the traditional role as a carer, unlike later images of women munitions workers or members of the armed forces. This photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne was brought to me in the Archive’s Roadshow in Llanelli by her great nephew.
It is an honour to be the President of AMC/WAW because of its valuable work in rescuing the sources of our history and enabling historians to bring our history to a wide audience.
Emeritus Professor Deirdre Beddoe, President and Founder Member of Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales

News & Events

Image: Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

12th January 2020

The Setting the Record Straight project has begun recording the oral histories of current and former women AMs and the interview team is looking forward to a very busy 2020. Suzy Davies, Conservative AM for the region of South West Wales was one of the first to be interviewed. Many thanks for a very frank and interesting interview.

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Image: Setting the Record Straight - the project has started!

Setting the Record Straight - the project has started!

29th November 2019

Setting the Record Straight: capturing the records and voices of women in Welsh politics – The project has started! On 12 November Ann Jones AM and Deputy Presiding Officer at the National Assembly transferred four boxes of her documents to be safeguarded in the Political Archive at the National Library.

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Image: Women’s History Network Community Prize

Women’s History Network Community Prize

2nd November 2019

Women’s Archive Wales winners of a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate in the Women’s History Network Community Prize!

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24th October 2019

In a very pleasant event held at Y Drwm, in the National Library, on November 14th, members of Women’s Archive Wales transferred the archive of the very successful project ‘Century of Hope’ (funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund) to be safeguarded for the future in the National Screen and Sound Archive.

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