Work with us

Research Guide for Ethnic Minority History in Glamorgan

We intend to produce a research guide for Minority Ethnic history in Glamorgan.  The guide will outline resources available to researchers, provide examples of records, include a glossary of terms, and signpost relevant collections held elsewhere.  Official and institutional records, such as police, court and hospital records, will be included, along with records of community organisations and personal archival material.


Experts in research methodologies and Minority Ethnic history will be engaged to design and advise on the project. Our project officer is overseeing the project, recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and paid researchers.  Currently, there are few minority ethnic people researching diverse ethnicity history in Wales.  In order to encourage students and others to engage, it is proposed to employ four researchers to examine specific collections.


The guide will be available bilingually on Glamorgan Archives’ website.  Publishing digitally will ensure it remains current as it will be easy to respond to feedback and update, and will aid distribution through circulation by email.


Find out more on our dedicated page. 

Volunteering at Glamorgan Archives

Currently we are unable to offer new volunteer or work experience placements. We will update this page when our situation changes.

If you are able to volunteer regularly for a whole day, a morning or an afternoon every week, we offer a chance of getting hands on experience of archive or conservation work.

Volunteers working at the Archives include university students along with retired people who have time to devote to helping the Archives, adding value to work produced by the staff through their local knowledge or particular skills.

Our volunteers are currently working on a range of projects including extracting information from records relating to the impact of World War One, creating an index to police photographic registers, cleaning and transcribing the crew agreements of ships registered in Cardiff and the creation of an electronic database of building plans to be made available in our public searchroom.

You may also find it useful to read our Volunteers Policy.

© Glamorgan Archives - Website designed by Cardiff Council Web Team

Cookie policyPrivacy policy