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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

Glasgow Polytechnic (formerly Glasgow College, Glasgow College of Technology) records

  • GB 1847 GP
  • Collection
  • 1971 - 1993

This material has yet to be formally sort and listed but the following record series have been identified.
Further series will be identified in the future.

  • Governing Council, College Council and Governing Body minutes and papers 1971-1993
  • Prospectuses 1971-1993
  • Academic Board minutes and papers 1971-1982
  • Formal opening documentation 1972
  • Graduation and awards ceremony programmes 1972-1993
  • Awards ceremony photographs 1973
  • GCT News, Contact , Online (staff magazines) 1976-1991
  • Academic Policy Committee minutes and papers 1982 - 1993
  • Finance, Policy and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers 1985-1987
  • Student Affairs Committee minutes and papers 1985-1992
  • Health, Safety and Welfare Committee minutes and papers 1985-1987
  • Staff Affairs Committee minutes and papers 1986-1992
  • Finance Committee minutes and papers 1987-1993
  • Building and Works Committee minutes and papers 1987-1993
  • Papers relating to the change of College’s names 1987 and 1991
  • Health and Safety Committee minutes and papers 1988-1993
  • Principal’s Management Group minutes and papers 1989-1992
  • CUC/Management Consultative Committee 1991-1993
  • University Management and Deans Group (UMDG) 1992-1993

Glasgow Polytechnic

West End School of Cookery records

  • GB 1847 WSC
  • Collection
  • c1878-1908

There are only a few records surviving from the School.
This collection consists of 5 files:

  • Registers of diplomas, 1885-1908
  • Certificates, c1878-c1908
  • List of Laundry examination results, 1903
  • Stationery of the West End School of Cookery, c1900-1908
  • Obituaries of Margaret Black, 1903

West End School of Cookery | 1878-1908

Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material

This file contains 18 items:

  • ‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : prospectus’, with key facts about the fund and community enterprise in Scotland, the SCEIF board of directors and administrative and legal details, August 1989
  • ‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : an opportunity to invest in Scotland’s greatest asset...the people’, fold-out promotional pamphlet to accompany the prospectus.1989
  • 16 colour photographs of the SCEIF launch event in Glasgow City Chambers, October 1989

Alan Kay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2014

  • Audio recording of the interview, Alan Kay.mp3, 2:26:08 hours, 81MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Alan Kay_Approved Transcript.pdf, 34 pages, 476kB

This item is an interview with Alan Kay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Kay's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from the late 1980s to mid 2010s. It includes his reflections on the sector and his work with John Pearce and others for Community Business Scotland, Community Enterprise Lothian, and latterly through freelance work. Click on the 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.

Alan’s background is in overseas development and he lived and worked in East Africa and South-east Asia before returning to Scotland in 1988. He joined forces with John Pearce, and worked with community-owned enterprises and social enterprises, firstly for Community Business Scotland as a researcher and then in 1991 for Community Enterprise Lothian, initially as a Training Officer. He moved to Indonesia to work with VSO as their Country Director from 1994 until 1997. On returning to Edinburgh he carried out numerous commissions for a wide range of clients in the statutory, charitable, public and third sector in the UK and abroad. He helped to found the Social Audit Network and continued for many years as an active Board member, acting as its Chair at one stage. In 2009 he became an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and assisted in the establishment of a Diploma and MSc in Social Enterprise. He then went on to become a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU where he advised on the 5-year CommonHealth research project. He was an active tutor with the Social Enterprise Academy for over 10 years and specialised in ‘social impact’ measures, working abroad for them on several occasions. He was also is on the board of the Community Development Journal for over 20 years, much of that time as the CDJ Treasurer. Alan was a long-standing Member of the
Institute for Economic Development. Alan retired in 2018.

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) records

  • GB 1847 STUC
  • Collection
  • 1897 - ?

The Archive holds all the surviving documentation relating to the STUC and its business from 1897 onwards. The scope of the collection covers the business of the STUC and its annual Congress , the General Council and its Committees, surviving General Secretary files, STUC publications, non STUC publications relating to STUC business, surviving Trades Councils documentation and a vast selection of issue and subject based folders relating to the work of the STUC. The collection also holds ephemera, posters and photographs. The collection is still being worked on and the scope and content will be updated to reflect this work.

  • Parliamentary Committee minutes 1897-1923 becoming General Council and its Committees minutes and papers 1923 onwards (moving wall with past 7 years kept at STUC offices in Glasgow)
  • STUC annual reports 1897-1989 (last annual report published 1989)
  • STUC correspondence relating to Congress 1964 to 1980
  • General Council reports 1957 onwards (incomplete)
  • Congress proceedings on audio tapes 1989-2003
  • Annual Congress programmes 1990 onwards
  • President's address to Congress 1999 onwards
  • Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) minutes and papers 1926 onwards
  • Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) minutes and papers 1938 onwards
  • Disputes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
  • Economic Committee minutes and papers 1950s to 1980s
  • Whisky Industry Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
  • Transport Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
  • Energy Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
  • Education Committee minutes and papers 1960s to 1980s
    -Entertainment and Arts Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s including material on Mayfest, Scottish Opera, SNO, Scottish Theatre Trust, GFT, Scottish Ballet, Arts Council, and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival
  • General Purposes Committee and Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
  • Health and Social Services Committee minutes and papers 1980s
  • Organisation Committee minutes and papers 1926 to 1968
  • James Jack (General Secretary 1963 to 1965) papers and correspondence 1960s to 1970s
  • James Milne (General Secretary 1976 to 1986) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
  • Speeches of Campbell Christie (General Secretary 1986 to 1998) 1985 to 1998
  • John Henry (Depute General Secretary 1978 to 1988) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
  • STUC issues: issues and subject folders relating to STUC business 1960s to 1980s (alphabetic list available in reading room)
  • Further subject papers relating to: electricity privatisation 1987-1988
  • Scotch Whisky Combined Committee 1977-1981
  • Work Time Debate Seminar 1996
  • Petrochemical industry, Grangemouth 1984-1985
  • Petrochemicals: Highlands and Islands Development Board Committee 1979
  • Gay and lesbian issues 1993-1995
  • STUC Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Forum 1995
  • Trade Union delegation for Central America 1985
  • Robert Smillie Fund 1933-1944
  • Devolution campaign 1970-1984
  • NHS privatisation 1984-1990
  • Anti-racist march and rally 1999 onwards
  • STUC constitution 1988-1989
  • STUC publications 1897 onwards including annual reports, GC reports, Congress programmes, subject specific publications, STUC published histories, circulars 1970s to 1980s, press statements 1970s to 1980s and circulars and statements from 2006 onwards
  • Scottish TUC Bulletin 1950-1971
  • Scottish Trade Union Review 1978 onwards (incomplete)
  • Non STUC publications 1912 to 1990 including TUC reports 1912-1987 (incomplete), TUC General Council reports 1940-1985 (incomplete), Labour Party annual reports 1914-1976 (incomplete), ICTU [Irish Congress of Trade Unions] annual reports 1952-1958 (incomplete), ICTU 1963-1981 (incomplete). Labour Research (publication) 1960-1990; Trades Councils minutes, correspondence and papers 1880s to 1980s (incomplete)

Scottish Trades Union Congress

Glasgow School of Cookery records

  • GSC
  • Collection
  • 1875-1909

There are only a few records surviving from the School.
This collection consists of 9 files:

  • Minutes and papers of meetings, 1875-1878
  • Register of diplomas, 1904-1909
  • Scotch Education Department forms, 1900-1908
  • School prospectuses and stationery, 1875-1908
  • Memorandum of Association, 1906
  • Recipes scrapbook, 1870s-1880s
  • "Superior Cookery Recipes", book issued by Glasgow School of Cookery, [c late 19th century]
  • Glasgow International Exhibition 1888, School tearoom records
  • Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal

Glasgow School of Cookery | 1875-1908

Susan McGinlay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Susan McGinlay.WMA, 1:07:11 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Susan.pdf, 17 pages, 271KB

This item is an interview with Susan McGinlay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 11 May 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Susan McGinlay's involvement in community work and community business from the early 1980s to 2010s. Click on the 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.

Susan McGinlay had been an active member of her community organising play schemes for children. She got involved in the community business movement in the mid 1980s, setting up an industrial cleaning company, Kleencare, with 4 other women in 1985. It became one of the longest running businesses within Possil Community Business Ltd. In 1987 she became the first commercial manager of Possil Community Business Ltd and remained an active board member of the Allander Group.

CHILDREN 1ST (formerly the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children RSSPCC) records

  • GB 1847 C1ST
  • Collection
  • 1884 - 2003

The majority of material in the collection relates to the Glasgow branch of the RSSPCC, including the predecessor organisation, the Glasgow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Publications produced by the RSSPCC head office and the Scottish Children's League of Pity (junior branch of the RSSPCC) are also included, as well as a small assortment of records from other branches.

  • Financial records of the Glasgow branch, 1906-1972
  • Legacy papers, 1950-1978
  • Complaint books Glasgow, 1953-1965
  • Glasgow branch minutes, 1889-1963
  • Glasgow District Finance Committee minutes, 1903-1971
  • Records of the Ladies Auxiliary Committee Glasgow, 1888-1971
  • Annual reports of the head office, 1896-1982
  • Annual reports of the branches, 1896-1967
  • Additional Glasgow branch annual reports, 1889-1985
  • Records of the Scottish Children’s League including: annual reports, 1904-1993, City Sparrows 1899-1979, minutes of the Glasgow branch 1898-1978 and ephemera
  • Legislative acts and reports on subjects affecting children, 1885-1938
  • Papers relating to the Non-Accidental Injury to Children Committees for Strathkelvin, Lanark and Dumbarton, 1975-1981
  • Institutional records including printed copies of the Royal Charter and the Constitution, 1920-1975
  • Staff records, Dunbartonshire and Glasgow, 1964-1971
  • Records relating to staff training and development, 1898, 1936, and 1970-1978
  • Assorted promotional material, newsletters, and other publications, 1984-2003
  • Glasgow building fund appeal records, 1965-1967, and annual appeal records, 1975
  • Glasgow property records, including architectural plans, 1963-1965;
  • Crookston Home records including minute books, cash books and visitor books, 1903-1925
  • Organisational histories, including a recorded reminiscence of a former RSSPCC Inspector, 1990

CHILDREN 1ST

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