Italian migration and the Italian cafés of South Wales

This edition of the Miners’ Library blog examines Italian migration into Wales in the twentieth century through the lens of the particular collections held at the library. It focuses on the significance of Italian cafés in the social life of South Wales, their appearance in literary works such as those of Idris Davies and Gwyn … Continue reading Italian migration and the Italian cafés of South Wales

An Abundance of Riches: Item No.5 Underground Poland Speaks

Beyond Coal: the SWCC and Its Concealed Seams “SWCC” stands for the South Wales Coalfield Collection. This internationally significant collection is housed at two locations: the Richard Burton Archives and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The Archive holdings include written documents, manuscripts and photographs. The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and pamphlets), … Continue reading An Abundance of Riches: Item No.5 Underground Poland Speaks

An Abundance of Riches: Item No.4 Civil Defence Handbook

Beyond Coal: the SWCC and Its Concealed Seams  “SWCC” stands for the South Wales Coalfield Collection. This internationally significant collection is housed at two locations: the Richard Burtons Archives and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The Archive holdings include written documents, manuscripts and photographs. The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and pamphlets), … Continue reading An Abundance of Riches: Item No.4 Civil Defence Handbook

An Abundance of Riches: Item No.3 What I Saw in Korea

Beyond Coal: the SWCC and Its Concealed Seams  “SWCC” stands for the South Wales Coalfield Collection. This internationally significant collection is housed at two locations: the Richard Burtons Archives and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The Archive holdings include written documents, manuscripts and photographs. The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and pamphlets), … Continue reading An Abundance of Riches: Item No.3 What I Saw in Korea

An Abundance of Riches: Item No.2  This is AMERICA

  Beyond Coal: the SWCC and Its Concealed Seams  “SWCC” stands for the South Wales Coalfield Collection. This internationally significant collection is housed at two locations: the Richard Burtons Archives and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The Archive holdings include written documents, manuscripts and photographs. The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and … Continue reading An Abundance of Riches: Item No.2  This is AMERICA

An Abundance of Riches: Item No.1 FOUR WEEKS in the Hands of HITLER’S Hell-Hounds

Beyond Coal: the SWCC and Its Concealed Seams “SWCC” stands for the South Wales Coalfield Collection. This internationally significant collection is housed at two locations: the Richard Burtons Archives and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The Archive holdings include written documents, manuscripts and photographs. The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and pamphlets), … Continue reading An Abundance of Riches: Item No.1 FOUR WEEKS in the Hands of HITLER’S Hell-Hounds

The Spanish communities of South Wales and their role in supporting Basque refugees during the Spanish Civil War

On the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), this month’s Miners’ Library blog draws on our collections to relate the story of the Basque refugees evacuated to Wales during the conflict and the vital role played by the Spanish communities of South Wales in supporting the refugees and the wider … Continue reading The Spanish communities of South Wales and their role in supporting Basque refugees during the Spanish Civil War

GIG @ 70

  Mae genedigaeth y Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol ar Orffennaf 5ed 1948 yn hollbwysig i hanes Prydain. Fe wnaeth creu'r gwasanaeth gweld goblygiadau dros yr holl wlad a newid ein cymdeithas ar bob lefel. Roedd syniad o wasanaeth iechyd cyfun ac am ddim yn enwedig yn bwysig i gymunedau  diwydiannol a dosbarth-gweithio a oedd, yn y … Continue reading GIG @ 70