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Gibson, Isobel Scott | 1897-1993 |OBE JP, Principal of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science
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International Federation for Home Economics

This series consists of 5 sub-series:
-Eighth International Congress on Home Economics, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1953
-Ninth International Congress on Home Economics, Maryland, USA, 1958
-Tenth International Congress on Home Economics, Paris, France, 1963
-Eleventh International Congress on Home Economics, Bristol, England, 1968
-International Federation for Home Economics publications, 1972

The 1st International Congress on Home Economics was held in Fribourg, Switzerland, in October 1908. It was attended by 750 delegates, representing 20 countries, who had all come together to share knowledge and experience in the field of Home Economics, and look at the development and promotion of training for its teachers. It was very successful in enabling the exchange of ideas between nations and led to the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) being founded during the Congress. Subsequent International Congresses were held every four, or more, years. Isobel Gibson, Principal of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS), became its acting President in 1958, and then elected President from 1959 to 1963.

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, 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.

Principal (1947-1962) : Isobel Gibson, papers

This series consists of 4 sub-series:
-Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1947-1962
-Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1948-1962
-General correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1956-1963
-Committee of Correspondence membership, 1962-1968