Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

September 2019


The "diary letters" of Nansi Mary Pugh

In keeping with the theme of DISCOVERY, it is important to remember that the Archives and Special Collections continues to accept new and exciting material which is believed to be of research value and which relates to existing collections held by the University.

Last year, we received the Papers of Nansi Mary Pugh (1918-2014).

She was the daughter of the Rev. E. Cynolwyn Pugh (1883-1962) who emigrated  to the USA in 1928 to work as a minister in Chicago and who later moved to work and live in New York with his wife and three daughters. The family were prominent members of the Welsh community in New York and entertained the likes of Richard Burton and Hugh Griffith at their home.

The collection consists of very detailed “diary letters”(see above) written by Nansi between 1946-1953 amongst other family papers.

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


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