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The Queen's College, Glasgow (formerly the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science) records

  • GB 1847 QC
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 2009

This collection covers records from the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (1907-1975) becoming the Queen's College, Glasgow (1975-1993). The records have been arranged into 19 sections covering the following activity or format:

  • Governance
  • Institutional administration
  • Finance
  • Building and campus development
  • Student administration
  • Course development and teaching
  • College services
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Research and staff development
  • Student body
  • College enterprise activities
  • Fundraising activities
  • Royal connections
  • Special anniversaries, events and visitors
  • Collaboration with external organisations
  • College histories
  • Published books by the College
  • Photographs
  • Artefacts

The Queen's College, Glasgow

Recipe books published in the 1940s

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Published copy of "An economical budget of the family with menus and recipes", February 1940 (book 1) (1 duplicate)
  • Published copy of "Some recipes for war-time dishes", April 1940 (book 2) (1 duplicate)
  • Published copy of "More recipes for war-time dishes using home-produced foods", June 1941 (book 3) (1 duplicate)
  • Published copy of "Food preservation in war-time", c1940 (book 4) (1 duplicate)
  • Published copy of "Food preservation in war-time", second edition, c1941 (book 5)

The booklets were written to help people to cook healthy meals on rations and make the best use of home-produced and alternative foods during World War II. All the booklets were published by the University of London Press Ltd.

Press cuttings book, 1943 to 1959

This file contains 1 volume of press cuttings:

  • Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and canteen cooks
  • Wartime cookery
  • St Enoch Station canteen
  • College name
  • Importance of domestic science and role of housewives
  • Marriages of former staff and students
  • Notable people involved in domestic science and nutrition and prominent people of Glasgow
  • Exhibitions of student work and mannequin parades
  • Jane Haining
  • Students cooking for workers and those affected by London blitz
  • Youth Drama School
  • Princess Elizabeth becoming Patroness of the College, visiting on Diploma Day and wedding gift of chair from the College
  • Diploma day and prizewinners
  • Training nurses
  • Prefabricated houses
  • Careers for women
  • Domestic electricity and Electrical Association for Women (EAW)
  • Housewives course
  • Cookery course for emigrants to Canada
  • College sports day
  • "Glasgow Cookery Book"
  • Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
  • Study of domestic science
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Welfare state
  • World's Poultry Congress in Glasgow
  • College students from abroad
  • Royal visit to Erskine House
  • All-dairy restaurant in Glasgow
  • Dorothy Melvin's retirement

Press cuttings book, 1931 to 1943

This file contains 1 volume of press cuttings:

  • Careers for women
  • Domestic electricity and Electrical Association for Women (EAW)
  • Notable people involved in domestic science and nutrition and prominent people of Glasgow
  • Diploma day and prizewinners
  • Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
  • Unemployed teachers
  • College hockey team, athletics, sports day, yachting team
  • Study of domestic science and facilities at the College
  • Public cookery demonstrations and health lectures at the College and elsewhere
  • Food nutrition, dietetics, poverty, public health
  • Male students and cooks
  • PEN Congress in Glasgow
  • Exhibitions of student work and mannequin parades
  • Marriages of former staff and students
  • Role of housewives and importance of domestic science
  • Bridgeton Womens' Institute
  • Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Kent to the College
  • Opening of the College extension by the Duchess of Hamilton
  • Glasgow Empire Exhibition 1938
  • College air raid shelter
  • Wartime work including soldier cooks; 'Save the Fruit' campaign; bottling demonstrations; vitamin C in rosehips; St Enoch Station canteen;cooking on low budgets

Penny-a-week fund, the College War Chest

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Balance sheets, October 1939 - June 1946
  • Expenditure from funds, October 1939 - June 1946

The penny-a-week fund, also known as the 'war chest' was instituted within a month of World War II being declared. It was subscribed to by staff and students to collect funds to help the armed forces.