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Academic and Professional Standards Committee memos and reports

This file contains 4 folders:
-memos to/from A Williams, Chair of the Academic and Professional Standards Committee regarding validation, course specifications, student achievement, course/planning review committees, 12 December 1990 - 25 March 1991 (folder 1)
-memos to/from A Williams, Chair of the Academic and Professional Standards Committee regarding plagiarism, Scotvec modules, course specifications, performance indicators, annual report, 16 Apr 1991-19 Dec 1991 (folder 2)
-memos to/from A Williams, Chair of the Academic and Professional Standards Committee regarding course specifications, performance indicators, committee meetings, external assessors, 1 January 1992 - 15 May 1992 (folder 3)
-memos to/from A Williams, Chair of the Academic and Professional Standards Committee regarding course specifications, validation, Scotvec modules, Faculty Boards, external examiners, 18 May 1992 - 10 December 1992 (folder 4)

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and reports kept by Dorothy Melvin

This file contains 1 folder:
-Letter from E Hamilton to Miss MacKirdy regarding request to supervise during an examination, 17 June 1909
-Letters of enquiry regarding students of the West End School of Cookery, 7 October 1911 and April 1925
-National Council for Domestic Studies First Annual Report, 24 October 1919
-Programme for the Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy jubilee exhibition of students' work on 12 March 1925

  • Programme of the 'Educational Institute of Scotland, Annual Congress, Glasgow, December 1925'
    -Handwritten letters from staff and students to Miss Melvin, 1925-1927
    -Handwritten list of people and their addresses, for the College VAD, 1928
    -Programme of the Scottish Federation of Societies, 'Tenth autumn week-end school' on 'Women's work and opportunities in the twentieth century', held at Glasgow University on 3-6 October 1930; handwritten notes of Miss Melvin who spoke at the event.
    -Typescript copies of scottish recipes
    -Memorandum for Special Committee of Advisory Council on Education in Scotland re technical education outwith the Universities, c1945
    -'Elma and Helen Story - A recollection by GER Young', 1948
  • Memorandum by the Convener of the Property and Finance committee in certain propositions connected with the College, May 1934
    -'Meat Research Report', Osborne-Peacock Co Ltd., Research Department, Glasgow, 1936
    -'Womens International News', Vol 35 No. 6, April 1941
    -Typescript list on College headed paper 'Foods from which vitamins should be secured'
    -College leaflet 'Muirhead scholarships in dietetics'
    -Typescript copy of newspaper cutting, 'Meal in a pill: Doctor's wonder extract from cotton seed', June 1935
    -'Memorandum regarding request by the Scottish Education Department that the College should undertake another course for the training of canteen cooks and in addition should undertake a course for the training of cooks for the school meals service'
    -Memoranda regarding meeting with the Advisory Council for Education in Scotland and Bursaries, December 1943
    -2 printed business envelopes: from James C Morgan, press and commercial photographer, Glasgow (with red one penny stamp, 1931); from John Swain and Son Ltd, photo-engravers, Glasgow.
    -2 comical pencil sketches: 1 titled 'simple household repairs' drawn on the back of a business card for Douglas Hewat with '27.7.26 Cadora' handwritten in pen; 1 titled 'preparing scrambled egg in a modern kitchen' drawn on the back of a Rotary Club menu dated 27.7.26
    -Letter from Clementine Churchill, 10 Downing Street, London, expressing thanks for a contribution to her 'Aid to Russia' Fund, December 1941
    -Handwritten toast list for an Edinburgh College of Domestic Science Old Students' Guild event with Miss Melvin, OBE, JP, as guest speaker

Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 14 files:
-Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 28 March 1933 - 30 December 1933
-Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1934 - 26 December 1934
and for each successive year until:
-Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1946 - 3 January 1947

The correspondence includes regular letters regarding servants and cleaners wages; staff salaries and expenses; student fees; petty cash; payment of invoices, coal supply; insurance; use of playing fields; amendments to teaching schemes; external examiners; college prospectus, minutes of meetings, grants and prize money.
Other specific topics of correspondence are described at file level.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1939 - 28 December 1939

This file contains 4 folders including letters regarding:
-Accident insurance claims
-Muirhead scholarships
-Costs of cleaning the College
-Scottish Christian Council for Refugees
-Salary scales for Group III diploma holders
-Billeting of men from the RAF balloon barrage at the College
-Scottish Education Department circulars: 'Air raid precautions in schools'; 'Safeguarding salaries of teachers doing voluntary war service'
-Recognition from the College of Nursing for the course for sister tutors
-Use of the College kitchen by the Committee on Women's Training and Employment to train canteen cooks
-Employment of new groundsman

  • Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
    -Guidance on male teachers on war service applying also to women teachers
    -List of staff on war service and what they do
    -Appointment of Miss Juliann Calder to the staff

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1946 - 3 January 1947

This file contains 3 folders including letters regarding:
-Lectures given at Glasgow University for health visitors
-Insurance claims for accidents
-Claim for damage to fur coat at cookery demonstration
-Salary scales for teachers
-Purchases of equipment from the Ministry of Aircraft and Government surplus stores
-Entry qualifications for Dietetic diploma course
-Paper restrictions affecting supply of "The Glasgow Cookery Book"
-Conference and demonstration of electric washing machine
-Institutional Management training
-Appointment of Miss Gibson

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

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

Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 7 January 1947 - 30 December 1947

This file contains 3 folders including letters regarding:
-Miss Melvin's presentation fund
-Insurance claims for accident of member of staff and damage to the mobile van
-Disposal of "Wartime Recipes" book stocks by the publisher
-Purchasing surplus equipment from the Ministry of Supply
-Letter from Princess Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting and Miss Gibson's visit to Buckingham Palace
-Discontinuing the pre-nursing course despite shortage of nurses

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

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