Women’s Archive Wales Research Projects
We have been fortunate to receive Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aid for a number of research projects. These are designed to further our aims, in particular to involve women and men in uncovering the past lives of women in Wales and to rescue papers and memories which might otherwise be lost to posterity.
- Wales Women’s History Roadshow Project (2008-09)
Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, 17 Roadshows took place across Wales between January 2008 and June 2009.
People were invited to bring items along which tell us about the lives of women in Wales which could be photographed or scanned and the historical value of family or organisational records discussed. Roadshows also included talks and exhibitions, advice on conservation, and on safeguarding material for posterity.
Images from the Roadshow Project can be seen on People’s Collection Wales website.
Click to download and read the report here.
- Voices from the Factory Floor (2013-15)
The experiences of women workers in manufacturing industries in Wales, 1945-75
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- Women in World War I: the Welsh Experience (2015-16)
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‘People are always asking me what my father did in the war, but no one has ever asked me about my mother’