Library and Archives Service – Archives
Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections which forms part of the Library and Archives Service at Bangor University.
We are responsible for the collection and long-term preservation of manuscripts, archival collections and a diverse range of rare books and printed material.
Our aim is to ensure that our resources are accessible to all researchers, free of charge. We actively promote these collections as valuable research and learning tools and engage the wider community in our activities as well as the staff and students within the University.
Our collections are open to the public and can be consulted at the Archives and Special Collections which is located in the Main Arts building at Bangor University. The repository comprises of a search room for quiet study and an education room for group visits.
To promote our "Welsh in Patagonia" exhibition this year, the Archives and Special Collections organised a traditional Patagonian tea party. During the event, the Prime Minister, Mr Carwyn Jones, shared with us his recent experiences on his visit to Patagonia to celebrate 150 years since the arrival of the first Welsh settlers in Puerto Madryn.
We would like to extend a big thanks to all who showed their support on the day, including Professor Gerry Hunter, Mari Emlyn, and the Widening Access Centre, who partly funded the event.
The First Minister, Carwyn Jones sharing a cup of tea with the Archivist, Elen Wyn Simpson
The Archives and Special Collections would like to extend a big thank you to all our volunteers this year who were presented with certificates recently for their hard work. They have all been involved in a variety of tasks, from creating box lists and cataloguing to inputting statistical data onto spreadsheets and creating acid free packaging for manuscripts.
We hope that you enjoyed your time at the department and we wish you all the best in the future.
Sheldon, Emily and Viveka : the postgraduates who have been volunteering at the Archives and Special Collections this year.
The Library and Archives Service will be celebrating 150 years of Y Wladfa, the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, with an exhibition displaying a selection of material from the Archives and Rare Books Collections.
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 5.00pm