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Building of new College premises on Park Drive

This subseries consists of 8 files:

  • Walter R Watson, Architect, letters to Miss Melvin, 1911-1915
  • Miss Melvin's notes for Mr Watson, Architect, c1911-c1914
  • Walter R Watson, Architect, copy letters regarding supply of windows and cooking range, 1914-1915
  • Red Cross Society possession of the new Park Drive Building for a hospital, correspondence, 1915
  • Supplier brochures, c1914
  • Preliminary rough sketch plans of new building, 1912
  • Copy of 1913 plans of proposed new building in Park Drive and Park Avenue West, 2015
  • 8 Park Drive West Glasgow plan, c1913

When the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science was formed from the amalgamation of the Glasgow School of Cookery and West End School of Cookery it was housed in separate buildings across Glasgow at 86 Bath Street, 502 Sauchiehall Street and Scott Street. A new building to replace the existing accommodation was seen as a priority. As it was now recognised as a central institution, it was eligible for a grant from the Scotch Education Department towards capital expenditure. The site at Park Drive was identified and Walter R Watson, Architect, was asked to prepare a report on requirements for new premises and estimated costs.

1936 extension to Park Drive building

This subseries consists of 5 files:

  • Estimated costs and funding of the extension of the College, correspondence, 1934
  • Financial statements of cost of the College premises at Park Drive, 1936-1937
  • Notebook of costs of furniture and fittings for the College extension, 1936
  • Measurement of works for extension and alterations to the College, 1936-1938
  • Formal opening of extensions to the College buildings, 1936

Following the death of Walter R Watson in 1932, James Monro was engaged as Architect to the College. His first major undertaking was the new extension. The College purchased 7 Park Drive in 1923, 8 Park Drive in 1927 and 9 Park Drive in 1934. Work began on the extension in April 1935. Mr Monro's plans included a new dietetic kitchen and laboratory in the original College buildings; 3 new kitchens, a laundry and 2 housewifery classrooms in No. 7; retaining the hostel at No. 8 and providing staff dining room and common room; moving the Students' Union to No. 9, along with a new recreation hall and residential hostel. The new extension was opened on 29 October 1936.

Sister Tutor's and Dietetics course proposals and development

This sub-series consists of 8 files:

  • Establishment of the Sister Tutor's and Dietitians course, 1925-1934
  • Development of the course for Dietitians, 1935-1940
  • General Nursing Council for Scotland and other correspondence on recognition for the Sister Tutor’s course, 1934-1943
  • College of Nursing and General Nursing Council correspondence on recognition for the Sister Tutor’s course, 1938-1939
  • Syllabuses for Sister Tutor's course, 1935-1943
  • Royal College of Nursing, London, correspondence on the Sister Tutor's course content, 1938-1943
  • Sister Tutor’s course examination papers, 1925-1926
  • Sister Tutor's and Dietitians syllabuses and timetables, 1924-1935

Group I to III domestic science diploma development

This sub-series consists of 8 files:

  • Group 1 diploma correspondence and reports, 1914-1926
  • Group II diploma syllabuses, 1921-1925
  • Proposals to combine the Group I and Group II diploma courses to form a four year course, 1932-1933
    -Schemes for Group I diploma course being extended to 3 years, c1933-1944
    -Comparison of teaching hours and syllabuses for suggested four year diploma course, c1935
    -Comparisons of current and proposed diploma course content between domestic science colleges, 1936
    -Correspondence regarding extension to a three year Group I diploma course and four year Group III,1936
    -Conferences on extension or alteration of Group I, II and III diploma courses, 1936-1937

Students’ Welfare Scheme

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Students’ Welfare Bazaar Committee Minute book, 1926-1927
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme – playing fields, annual statements of funds, 1933-1946
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme correspondence kept by Dorothy Melvin, Principal, 1925-1928
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme promotional material, 1926-1927

Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 18 February 1928 - 7 December 1937
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 11 January 1938 - 24 December 1940
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 22 January 1941 - 20 December 1944
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 17 January 1945 - 27 December 1946
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