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The Queen's College, Glasgow (formerly the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science) records Series
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Catering, Hospitality and Institution Management and related courses

This series consists of 5 sub-series:
-Consumer, Hospitality Management, Food Product Development and Consumer and Business Services courses, 1991-1992
-Consumer, Business and Catering Management courses, 1980-1981
-Consumer studies courses, 1991
-Faculty of Management Studies student work experience, 1992
-Faculty of Management Studies student reports, 1987-1992

Central academic services

This series consists of 1 sub-series:
-Library services, 1952-1993

See also minutes, papers and correspondence in the Central Academic Services Committee series, reference QC/1/4/4. Central Academic Services also included Technical services but there is no surviving material from this service except the minutes of the Technical committee meetings found in the Governing Body and appointed committees series, reference QC/1/2.

Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) and consultancy

This series consists of 5 files:
-Correspondence on the Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) kept by Henry Rose, 1981-1983
-Correspondence on the Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) kept by Henry Rose, 1984
-Correspondence on the Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) kept by Henry Rose, 1985
-Correspondence on the Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) kept by Henry Rose, 1986
-Correspondence on the Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) kept by Henry Rose, 1987-1990

The Ethnic Minority Small Business Centre (EMSBC) aimed to use its experience from working with the local Asian community to offer ethnic minority groups appropriate business training and information to help them set up small businesses with translation facilities and bi-lingual staff. It would help improve the effectiveness of existing businesses as well as supporting new companies. A Steering Group consisting of representatives from the Pakistani, Indian, Chinese, and Afro Caribbean communities was set up. The centre was launched in May 1985 and Jonathan Emanuwa was appointed as Director of the centre in October 1985. The centre was funded through various sources including private donations, Levi Strauss, Glasgow District Council, Community Projects Foundation, European Rural Development Fund grants, Commission for Racial Equality funding. It became a Company Limited by Guarantee in February 1987 and ceased trading in September 1990.

Electrical Association for Women (EAW)

This series consists of 1 file:
-Electrical Association for Women Summer School of Electrical Housecraft, Glasgow

The Electrical Association for Women (EAW) was founded in London in 1924 with the aim of helping women to adopt electric power in the household. The College had a close relationship with the EAW, especially in the early days of electricity in the kitchen and Diploma students had to take a course covering the work of the EAW Certificate examinations. The third EAW summer school was held in the College from 26 to 31 August 1937. On November 1986 a special lunch was held for EAW Members in the College’s Hotel Restaurant when the Association was discontinued.

Gibson Hall building, opening and inventories

This series consists of 2 sub-series:

  • Planning, building and opening of Gibson Hall, 1958-1969
  • Inventories for Gibson Hall, 1958-1972

Gibson Hall was named after Isobel Gibson, College Principal (1947-1962), in honour of her role in instigating the new halls of residence. The hall was built in Dorchester Avenue on a site close to the College hockey pitch and tennis courts. It was designed by Monro and Partners, Architects, Glasgow, and consisted of an administrative block with common rooms, library, dining room and roll-up carpeting for dances; and 2 bedroom blocks with accommodation for 120 students. It was first occupied in September 1967 and officially opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II on 5 July 1968.

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