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Calder, Juliann MacKinnon |1914-2008 | Principal of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science
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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.

Phase III extension and remodelling of Park Drive building

This sub-series consists of 3 files:
-Site acquisition correspondence, 1968-1971
-Building work correspondence, 1974
-Formal opening ceremony, 1975

The Phase III extension was part of a programme of development of the College. Phase I started when the Gibson Halls of residence opened in 1968 and the houses at 8 and 9 Park Drive (which had been College residences) were demolished. A new teaching block was erected on the site, providing teaching rooms and kitchens, library, Student's Union and staff rooms. it was completed in 1969. Phase II was a modernisation programme to update the main Park Drive building and make it compliant with new fire regulations. It was completed in 1973. Phase I and Phase II were designed by Monro & Partners, Glasgow, the same firm of Architects who had designed the 1936 extension. Phase III was designed by the Building Design Partnership, Architects, Glasgow. It would extend the main building along 8-10 Park Avenue and 1-9 Eldon Street, to provide additional science accommodation, common rooms and teaching rooms and staff rooms. It was completed in 1975 and formally opened on 12 September 1975. It was named the Calder Wing in in honour of Juliann Calder, the College Principal, who had driven forward the establishment of the new science wing.

The only records for Phase I and II are found in the Governors and associated committee minutes.

Recruitment for post of Principal

This file contains 1 folder:
-General information sheets about the College
-Blank application forms for teaching appointments for the County of Lanark and Strathclyde Regional Council with annotations
-Regulations governing submission of applications for promoted posts
-Draft advert for the post
-Blank application form for the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science
-Proforma letters to candidates and their referees
-Juliann Calder’s CV
-Geoffrey Richardson’s application form, CV and correspondence regarding the interview, uptake of the post, his publications, move to Glasgow