Library and Archives Service - Archives


Archives Open Day

Archives Open Day
26 February 2015 1pm - 4.30pm

Come and ask our staff about the collections that we hold, and the service that we offer.

Creuddyn School Visit to the Archives 2014

A pleasant morning was spent in the company of sixth form pupils from Ysgol y Creuddyn studying history.

They are currently studying the history of the Penrhyn Strike, 1900-1903, with their teacher Janice Owen and were keen to look at primary sources relevant to that historical event.





Sir Deian Hopkin

Sir Deian Hopkin: Lecture. 6pm Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Main Arts Lecture Theatre. "Memory and History : Remembering the First World War in Wales"

Bulkeley Diaries Stepping into the 21st Century

For some years, images of the Bulkeley diaries have been available on our website. They are an important resource for our remote users, but recently we have gone one step further.

Now, a transcript of the two diaries is also available online along with the option for users to conduct a quick search throughout all the pages by typing a name or keyword into the search box. This will surely assist those historians who have struggled to read the original in the past.

This work was done in conjunction with Llên Natur, Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd, and Anglesey County Council.

Thanks to all individuals who contributed towards the project, in particular, Sue Walton, the transcriber; Ann Hughes and Marjan Baas-Harmsma who edited and formatted the work and Sam Foster who assisted on the technical aspects.


Arddangosfa R S Thomas - R S Thomas Exhibition

Exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of R S Thomas

Council chamber corridor 11th April - 20th December 2013



Conservation grant awarded to Archives

The Archives and Special Collections have been awarded £12,000 by the National Manuscript Conservation Trust to conserve some of the fragile Jamaica Papers in our care which form part of the Penrhyn Collection.

It is hoped that these valuable documents will be available for consultation by researchers in the Archives in July 2013.

A century on the hill

01-07-11: To celebrate the centenary of the official opening of the University buildings in 1911, the Archives and Special Collections have a new exhibition.

Located in the Vice-Chancellor’s corridor and open to everyone, we have chosen documents that depict the events that led to the erection of the new college on the hill - the Royal visits, the architectss competition, and the controversial decision to use slate from Pembrokeshire to roof the building.

The exhibition will be open from the 2nd of July 2011


Bible display

02-06-11: A selection of the Bibles held by the Library and Archives Service is currently on display in the VC's corridor. All are welcome to visit.

Also, still to come this Summer is an exhibition on the building of the University. This will contain original plans by the Architect, Henry Hare and documentation regarding the rejection of local materials in favour of Ruabon limestone and Preseli slate for the building.

Back to its former glory

The Archives at Bangor University recently received a very generous donation towards the restoration of a document. The donation was made by T.P.T Williams, a local historian and former member of Information Services. The document in question is the manuscript version of Dodsley's History of the Island of Anglesey which was published in 1775 (Bangor Ms 7366). The boards of this bound volume had become detached and the restoration work involved their reattachment, whilst ensuring that the original make-up and features of the document were retained. Some of the pages were also restored to their former glory - this involved the removal of sticky tape, amongst other processes. Further information about the document can be obtained from an article in the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions, 2006 by T.P.T. Williams, "The "Dodsley" History of Anglesey re-visited" If you would like to make a donation towards the conservation of a document housed in the University Archives, please contact the Archivist on (01248) 382966 or



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