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The British Workman numbers 1-36

This file contains 1 volume. This volume has been digitised. The digitised volume has been divided into 5 parts:

  • The British Workman numbers 1-8
  • The British Workman numbers 9-17
  • The British Workman numbers 18-26
  • The British Workman numbers 27-30
  • The British Workman numbers 31-36

School prospectuses and stationery

This file contains 4 items:

  • Annotated list of Provisional Committee Members [c 1875]
  • Annotated list of Ladies' Executive Committee members, [c 1875]
  • Prospectus for Session, 1908-1909
  • Printed stationery for notification for meetings to be held at Albert Hall, 285 Bath Street, Glasgow, 1870s

Minutes and papers of meetings

This file contains 1 bound volume:

  • Handwritten minutes of meetings of the Provisional Committee, Directors', Ladies Executive Committee and sub-committees
  • Handwritten copies of official documents and letters
  • Printed prospectuses inserted into pages for Feb 1876, Sep 1876 and Oct 1877
    -Index to entries on back pages

Certificates

This file contains 7 certificates:

  • Diploma in Cookery, sample (1 duplicate)
  • Diploma in Laundry Work, sample
  • Diploma in Housewifery, sample (2 duplicates)
  • Housekeeper's Certificate, sample
  • First-class diploma in Household Cookery, issued for Miss Helen Paterson, 1894
  • First-class diploma in Superior and Household Cookery, issued for Miss Hellen McGregor-Robertson, 1903
  • Diploma in Laundry Work, issued for Miss Hellen McGregor-Robertson, 1906

Recipes scrapbook

This file contains 1 scrapbook:

  • Handwritten recipes, including some on Glasgow School of Cookery stationery from the 1880s
  • Printed recipes from the Manchester School of Cookery
  • Printed recipes from the Liverpool School of Cookery
  • Recipe cuttings from publications

The recipes have been pasted or inserted loose into the pages and were used in teaching cookery classes at the Glasgow School of Cookery. At a later date the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science has added a label to the front cover titled "The Original Glasgow Cookery Book, 1875" and inside the front cover a printed sheet has been pasted titled "History of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science Cookery Book" by Robert Clow, dated May 1972.

Glasgow International Exhibition 1888, School tearoom

This file contains 3 large mounted sepia photographs and 1 artefact:

  • 2 photographs of the interior of the School's tearoom at the Glasgow International Exhibition 1888
  • Group photograph of staff and students outside the pavilion where the tearoom was located
  • Panel from above the doorway of the School's tearoom, framed in wood, depicting 3 women representing music, literature and art

Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal

This file contains 1 framed medal:

  • Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal awarded to the School for its contribution in the section on women's industries

The exhibition was held at Duke Street, Glasgow, and ran from 9 December 1903 to 9 April 1904. Its aim was to raise funds for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and showcase the work of the artisan classes.

Group I class teaching results

This file contains 2 folders:

  • Letter to Grace Paterson, Principal, Glasgow School of Cookery, from Maud R Taylor, Newstead, Blundellsands, dated 4 July 1907, regarding quality of training of students in cookery and elementary school work in relation to Educational Methods training,
  • Glasgow School of Cookery, syllabus of lectures on Physiology and Hygiene, [c1907]
  • Hygiene syllabuses, 1909/10, 1910/11
  • Scottish Education Department forms: form 4T - record of student work in Cookery, 1911-1912; Housewifery, 1911-1913; Cookery (retraining), 1912; Laundry Work, 1912-1913, detailing student name and mark
  • List of diploma student class teaching results, Oct 1911-1922, detailing student name and marks for each class
  • List of diploma student class results by course (Group I, Group II, Needlework endorsement, Housewifery endorsement), 1923-1937, detailing student name, marks for each class (hygiene, voice training, education, general methods, teaching methods, teaching skill), estimate of capacity as a teacher
  • Glasgow Provincial Committee marking scale, 1925
  • Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers students’ marks forms, 1937-45, listed by course (Group I, Group II, Group III) and detailing student name, marks for each subject, general estimate of promise as a teacher, and remarks
  • Final teaching marks, 1940, detailing student name, college mark, exam mark, average and final result
  • Physiology examination question papers, 1910-1913 and 1915
  • Hygiene examination question papers, 1912, 1915, and 1916

Teaching materials kept by Dorothy Melvin

This file contains 1 notebook and 1 book:

  • Dorothy Melvin's 'Theory of cookery notes, (rewritten) Sept 1908'. Contains handwritten notes and diagrams.
  • Dorothy Melvin's copy of "The Glasgow Cookery Book", printed by N Adshead and Son, Glasgow, [1910?]. Recipes annotated in ink by Miss Melvin and book stamped by the College library.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

This file contains 6 documents:

  • Copies of the "Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated)"

Includes copies of the 1908 version updated over the years to reflect changes within the College in 1949 and 1975. Some items contain handwritten annotations and typescript amendments.

Hygiene class results

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Hygiene syllabus
  • Scottish Education Department forms: form A86 - continuation class centre details; Form 4T - record of student work, 1913 and 1920, detailing student name and mark
  • Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers form R3 – record of student work, 1919 and 1920, detailing student name and mark
  • Hygiene and Physiology examination results lists 1909-1920, handwritten lists detailing student name and mark
  • Voice Training, Phonetics, General Methods and Hygiene examinations results lists 1920-1956, detailing student name, course (Group I, Group II, Dietitians) and result
  • Examination question papers, 1913, 1915 and 1923

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes

This file contains 1 volume (and 1 duplicate volume) of typescript minutes:

  • AGM and Governors' Report
  • Governors meetings
  • Finance Committee
  • Housewifery Committee
  • Cookery Committee
  • Laundry and Dressmaking Committee
  • Educational Methods Committee
  • Building Committee
  • various special sub-committees

Prospectuses

This file contains 14 folders:

  • Sessions 1910/11-1919/20, 1917/18 prospectus also used for 1918/19 due to World War I (folder 1)
  • Sessions 1920/21-1924/25 (folder 2)
  • Sessions 1925/26-1929/30 (folder 3)
  • Sessions 1930/31-1934/35 (one duplicate of 1933/34 prospectus), (folder 4)
  • Sessions 1935/36-1939/40 (folder 5)
  • Sessions 1940/41-1944/45 (folder 6)
  • Sessions 1945/46-1949/50 (folder 7)
  • Sessions 1950/51-1954/55 (folder 8)
  • Sessions 1955/56-1959/60 (folder 9)
  • Sessions 1960/61-1964/65 (folder 10)
  • Sessions 1965/66-1969/70 (folder 11)
  • Sessions 1970/71-1974/75 (folder 12)
  • Sessions 1975/76-1979/80 (folder 13)
  • Sessions 1980/81-1993, the 1980/81 and 1981/82 prospectuses have not been retained. Two prospectuses are undated, one is c1985/86 (14d) and one is c1986/87 (14e). 1993 is a joint prospectus with Glasgow Polytechnic prior to their merger to form the new University (later named Glasgow Caledonian University) (folder 14)

Editions of the Glasgow Cookery Book

This file contains 22 books:

  • First edition, 1910 (book 1)
  • First edition, 1910 (book 2), fragile – access closed
  • Fifth edition, 1919 (book 3), fragile – access closed
  • Fourth or sixth edition, floral fabric pasted onto the cover, 1920s (book 4), fragile – some pages missing and torn with loose spine – access closed
  • Eighth edition, 1927 (book 5)
  • Ninth edition, 1930 (book 6)
  • Ninth edition, 1930 (book 7)
  • Tenth edition, c1933 (book 8)
  • Eleventh edition, 1935 (book 9), fragile - spine loose – access closed
  • Twelfth edition, 1938 (book 10), fragile – spine loose – access closed
  • Twelfth edition, with additional cover added, 1938 (book 11)
  • New revised edition, with dust cover, 1951 (book 12)
  • New revised edition, 1951 (book 13)
  • Third revised edition, 1958 (book 14)
  • New and revised edition, with dust cover, 1962 (book 15)
  • Revised edition, with dust cover, 1973 (book 16)
  • College centenary edition with metric revisions, 1975 (book 17)
  • College centenary edition with metric revisions, 1975 (book 18)
  • College centenary edition with metric revisions, 1975 (book 19), fragile – access closed
  • College centenary edition with metric revisions, 1975 (book 20), fragile – access closed
  • Centenary edition, celebrating 100 years of Glasgow’s famous cookbook, with dust cover (book 21) and duplicate copy (book 22)

Most of the books were student copies which were added to the College library. Many of them have annotations and additional recipes handwritten in the notes section. Although the 2009 centenary edition was published under the auspices of Glasgow Caledonian University, it has been included in this collection to keep the sets of editions together. The set is not complete as some editions were not kept by the College.

Lectures and demonstrations

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Black and white photograph of ladies attending a cookery demonstration, 1910s
  • 4 black and white photographs of students and staff in the lecture theatre, 1930s
  • Black and white photograph of students attending a cookery demonstration, 1940s
  • 3 black and white photographs of students attending a lecture, 1960s

College building fixtures and fittings

This file contains 5 items:

  • Metal plaque engraved, ‘The Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated) Reg.d Office’ (item 1)
  • Push button for bell with text 'Principal' [thought to be the Principal's bell for the lift] (item 2)
  • Painted wooden crest of ‘The Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science’ (item 3)
  • Metal plaque engraved, ‘The Queen’s College, Glasgow Reg.d Office’ (item 4)
  • Envelope containing 6 keys, one of which is tagged 'key for communicating door' (item 5)

Exterior photographs of Park Drive building

This file contains 2 folders:

  • 6 black and white and sepia photographs of the College building along Park Drive and Park Avenue, 1910s
  • 4 black and white and sepia photographs of the College building along Park Drive and Park Avenue, 1930s
  • 1 black and white photograph of the College building along Park Drive, 1940s
  • 1 black and white photograph of the College building along Park Drive, 1950s
  • College building and phase III development: 1 bundle of 18 black and white photographs with proof sheet; 1 bundle of 4 black and white photographs with letter from the Business Design Partnership, 1975; 1 colour photograph of the College building and phase III development, 1970s
  • 1 colour photograph of painters working on the College building windows on Park Avenue, 1980

Kitchen utensils

This file contains 23 items:

  • Mason 24s ceramic bowl (item 1)
  • Wooden and metal ice-cream maker (item 2) with turning handle (item 3)
  • Set of 2 metal gravy strainers (item 4)
  • Metal sausage maker (item 5)
  • Small metal jelly moulds (item 6)
  • Small metal mould for pastry or chocolate baskets (item 7)
  • 2 'bully beef' can openers (items 8 and 9)
  • Set of 2 wooden butter pats (item 10)
  • Butter/melon baller (item 11)
  • Large sharpening steel (item 12)
  • 2 medium carving forks with integrated rests (items 13 and 14) - sharp points
  • Large carving fork (item 15) - sharp points
  • 2 large handled carving knives (items 16 and 17) - sharp edges
  • 3 nickel-silver spoons (items 18-20)
  • ‘Zecol’ roast meat thermometer in original box, leaflet enclosed and instructions on lid, marked 'K10' (item 21) - contains glass - fragile
  • ‘Readyometer’ meat thermometer in original box, leaflet enclosed, marked 'K10' (item 22) - contains glass - fragile
  • Dairy thermometer in cardboard tube (item 23) - contains glass - fragile

General Methods class results

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Examination question paper, not dated
  • Scottish Education Department forms: form 4T - record of student work, 1912, detailing student name and mark
  • General Method examination results lists, 1913-1927, detailing student name and mark
  • General Method examination results lists, 1928-1954, detailing student name, course (Group I, Group II, Dietetics) and mark
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