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Photographic Archive

Photographs of academic schools, buildings, staff, students, dignitaries, events, and views of Cathays Park and the surrounding area in Cardiff, Wales, including aerial photography, from the 1880s to the present day. Read More

Welsh Ballads

More than 1,600 ballads covering a wide range of topics and providing insight into customs, history, religion, music, literature, and language. These small, cheap pamphlets provided popular entertainment and conveyed local and foreign news in verse form. They are of particular value to those studying Welsh popular culture and local… Read More

Welsh Civic and Vernacular Architecture

Books, articles, archives, and photographs relating to the development of Cardiff’s historic civic centre and the vernacular architecture of Wales more broadly. It also contains photographs and plans from St Fagans National Museum of History, an open-air museum in Cardiff that chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the… Read More

Public Health in Wales

A complete set of reports on the state of public health in the city of Cardiff from 1853 to 1926. Early reports provide census-style data on birth rates, death rates, marriages, infant mortality, housing conditions, and more, as well as meteorological data. From the 1870s, reports begin to feature special… Read More