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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 for cookery and laundry courses, 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

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 | Glasgow

Domestic Science and Home Economics courses

This series consists of 5 sub-series:

  • Degree courses in Domestic Science, 1914-1946
  • Group I to III Domestic Science diploma development, 1914-1944
  • Home Economics diploma and degree course booklets, 1980-1982
  • Home Economics student reports, 1982-1991
  • Learning and teaching videos, 1980-1993

Reports, talks and articles by Dorothy Melvin and others on the topic of domestic science

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Published, typescript and handwritten articles and talks by D Melvin including 'Domestic Science and efficient housekeepers', October 1913; 'Preliminary examination of candidates for the diploma in Domestic Science', June 1915; 'How to live cheaply and well', December 1914; 'Domestic Science for graduates', March 1920; 'The use and abuse of food in our homes', 1926; 'Cooking - A career of the educated girl' March 1931; 'Diet and nutrition', 26 October 1933; 'St Enoch Station canteen', October 1945.
  • Typescript talks and reports by others including: Miss Higham, 'The teaching of Home Economics in America', June 1925; 'Principal Rait's speech', Diploma Day, 21 November 1930; Julian Huxley, 'Science and diet', 16 April 1933; M C Pepper, 'Scientific method'.

Laundry work classes

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 2 black and white photographs of students in a laundry class, 1930s
  • 3 black and white photographs of students in a laundry class, 1940s
  • 3 black and white photographs of students in a laundry class (2 duplicates), 1950s
  • 4 black and white photographs of students doing laundry, polishing silver and home cleaning exhibition (4 duplicates), 1960s
  • Black and white photograph of a student ironing, 1980s

Needlework, millinery, upholstery, weaving, art and design and pottery classes

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 2 black and white photographs of students in needlework class, 1930s
  • 2 black and white photographs of students in needlework class, 1940s
  • 2 black and white photographs of students in millinery class, 1930s
  • Black and white photograph of students in millinery class, 1940s
  • Black and white photograph of student in millinery class, 1970s
  • 2 black and white photographs of students in upholstery class, 1930s
  • Black and white photograph of students in upholstery class, 1940s
  • Black and white photograph of students in weaving class, 1940s
  • 2 black and white photographs of students in art and design class, 1960s
  • 4 black and white photographs of students in pottery class, 1960s

Dressmaking classes, mannequin parades and exhibitions of work

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 4 black and white photographs of students in dressmaking class, 1930s
  • 8 black and white photographs of students before, during and after the mannequin parade
  • 3 photographs of exhibitions of student work (2 duplicates), 1950s
  • 3 black and white photographs of students sewing and ironing clothes (3 duplicates), 1960s
  • 2 black and white and 3 colour photographs of students dressmaking and 2 black and white photographs of students from the mannequin parade, 1970s
  • 3 black and white and 1 colour photograph of students dressmaking, 1980s

Cookery and catering classes

This file contains 5 folders:

  • 16 black and white photographs of students and staff in the kitchens, 1930s (folder 1 and 2)
  • 6 black and white photographs of students and staff in the kitchens, 1940s (folder 3)
  • 31 black and white photographs of students and staff in the kitchens, 1950s (folder 4)
  • 6 black and white photographs of students preparing food in the kitchens, laying out tables for dining (6 duplicates) and 1 of a wedding cake, 1960s (folder 5)
  • Black and white photographs of students preparing food in the kitchens: bundle of 23 and 5 loose , 1970s (folder 5)
  • 3 colour and 1 black and white photographs of students preparing food in the kitchens, 1980s folder 5)

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, 1907-1993
  • Institutional administration, 1908-1993
  • Finance, 1909-1993
  • Building and campus development, 1911-1992
  • Student administration, 1908-1993
  • Course development and teaching, 1914-1993
  • College services, 1921-1993
  • Marketing and public relations, 1910-1993
  • Research and staff development, 1935-1992
  • Student body, 1919-1988
  • College enterprise activities, 1981-1993
  • Fundraising activities, 1939-1979
  • Royal connections, 1944-1993
  • Special anniversaries, events and visitors, 1924-1989
  • Collaboration with external organisations, 1917-1986
  • College histories, 1925-1975
  • Published books and pamphlets by the College, 1910-2009
  • Photographs, 1910s-1990s
  • Artefacts, 20th century

Queen's College, Glasgow