Commemoration of World War One
In November 2013 the digital archive, The Welsh Experience of the First World War was launched. The Archives and Special Collections at Aberystwyth University contributed a number of original documents to the project and they can be accessed through the cymru1914.org website. Amongst the digitised material are:
- Hermann Ethé
- Y Wawr (1913-1917)
- Belgian refugees at Aberystwyth
- Ifor Leslie Evans and Ruhleben Camp in Germany
- The Dragon (1914-1918)
- Photographs of military training and lists of casualties and honours.
During the coming year we intend placing on our Special Collections website a series of articles that place these materials in their historical context.
The Welsh Experience of the First World War archive was developed as a collaborative initiative led by The National Library of Wales, in partnership with the Archives and Special Collections of Aberystwyth University; Bangor University; Cardiff University; Swansea University; the University of Wales Trinity St David; BBC Cymru Wales, The People’s Collection, Wales, and archives and local records offices that are part of ARCW, and the Archives and Records Council of Wales. The project was funded by a grant from the Jisc e-Content programme as part of their work in support of education and research, and through support from the partner organisations.