In Spring 2017, Temple of Peace Volunteering Archivist Mari Lowe undertook a detailed Research Report into Archives and Heritage Objects held at the Temple of Peace. This is an invaluable resource for understanding the breadth of materials held in WCIA’s collections, and identifying objects of potential interest. Organisations who have operated from the Temple include the following
- The Welsh League of Nations Union (WLNU), 1922-45 – including Welsh Education Advisory Committee (WEAC) and Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC).
- The Welsh National Memorial Association (WNMA), 1910-48
- The United Nations Association (UNA) Wales, 1945-2015
- CEWC, the Council for Education in World Citizenship, 1945-2015
- International Youth Service (IYS) Wales, 1950-73
- CND Cymru, the Welsh Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1958-present
- Freedom from Hunger Campaign (FFHC), 1962-1997
- UNA Exchange, 1973-present
- Welsh Centre for International Affairs, 1973-present
- Cynefin y Werin / Common Ground, 1998-2008
- Cyfanfyd, the Development Education Association for Wales, 1998-2014
- Wales for Africa programme civil society bodies and networks, 2006-recent
The Temple archives stored in the attic (over 250 boxes) were catalogued over Summer 2019 by research students Rob Laker (Swansea University) and Emily Franks (Cardiff University) under a GO Wales Placement. The Archives Catalogue can be downloaded here as an Excel Spreadsheet, with four ‘tabs’ to guide users.
Arranging a Visit to the Temple of Peace Archives
WCIA can offer Archives Workshops, Tours and tailored Talks to visiting groups, on a day rate basis; as well as handling enquiries from researchers seeking to explore the archive materials.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a visit, or find out more information. Please note, access is subject to COVID restrictions, and the archives are supported by a team of volunteers.
Digitised Reference Resources
A wide range of resources essential to the historical and social researcher can now be accessed online, with the progress of digitisation (see WCIA’s digitised peace archives here). Material less than 100 years old is often subject to copyright or data protection / GDPR limitations. The following references may prove useful to researchers of Wales’ Peace Heritage:
- Welsh Newspapers Online
- Welsh Journals Online
- Welsh Outlook Magazine, 1914-1933 – page viewer.
- 1911 Census, National Archives (guide to census records).