The holdings of the Archives Department can be split into 3 groups
The records of the University form a vast percentage of the holdings of the Archives Department. They vary greatly in format, from correspondence, plans, photographs, postcards, printed ephemera, programmes, to newspaper cuttings, brochures, prints, minutes. They touch upon such subjects as the University buildings, various funds, staff members, clubs and societies, concerts, strikes and protests, halls of residence, conferences, scholarships etc. They also range in date from before the establishment of the University, 1880's, to the 1980's.
These consist mostly of estate and family papers from the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Flint, Denbigh and Merioneth; although there are collections of papers of various University professors and lecturers, historians, antiquaries, farmers, businessmen and ministers. Also, papers of local attorneys and solicitors, records of plantations in Jamaica and the West Indies, and hunting records. They date from the 12th century to the present day. Click here for a list of all 80 collections.
A miscellaneous collection of papers in various formats. Literary, historical and antiquarian records of religious and educational bodies; records of ownership of land and property; personal and family archives, farming and agricultural records, records of a political nature, genealogical records, etc. They date from the late 12th century to the present day.