Archive of the month

The Archive of the Month feature raises awareness amongst students and staff about the variety of material that we hold. In particular, the old Bangor photographs appear to spark a lot of interest and debate on the University’s Facebook pages.

Every month, an item is selected to be showcased. The item is scanned and a short piece of text written about its history.

August 2017

One of the famous verses of remembrance to Hedd Wyn in the hand of the poet responsible for their composition,
R. Williams Parry.

This piece of paper was discovered in a note book within the Cynan Papers which were received by the Archives and Special Collections last year. This collection has now been catalogued by a second year student working on an internship over the Summer at the Archives.

Albert Evans-Jones (Cynan) as Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod

Cynan served as an ambulance man and later as a company’s pastor during the First World War. He was involved in the modernisation of the National Eisteddfod and won the crown three time and the chair once.

Professor Gerwyn Williams will be lecturing at the Literary Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod, in the company of the soprano Marian Roberts, on the 6th of August at 1.15pm on the subject of “Cynan and Anglesey”.

This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist

Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.









  • April 2013
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • October 2013
  • November 2013
  • December 2013