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Memorandum and Articles of Association

This file contains 6 documents:

  • Copies of the "Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated)"

Includes copies of the 1908 version updated over the years to reflect changes within the College in 1949 and 1975. Some items contain handwritten annotations and typescript amendments.

Register of members and companies registration documents

This file contains 2 volumes and 2 folders:

  • Register of Members, book 1, 1973-1976 (volume 1)
  • Insertions from book 1, including lists of members, annual returns and notifications of changes, submitted under The Companies Acts 1948 to 1967, 1973-1976 (folder 1)
  • Register of Members, book 2, 1976-1983 (volume 2)
  • Insertions from book 2, including lists of members, annual returns and notifications of changes, submitted under The Companies Acts 1948 to 1967, 1976-1983 (folder 2)

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes

This file contains 1 volume (and 1 duplicate volume) of typescript minutes:

  • AGM and Governors' Report
  • Governors meetings
  • Finance Committee
  • Housewifery Committee
  • Cookery Committee
  • Laundry and Dressmaking Committee
  • Educational Methods Committee
  • Building Committee
  • various special sub-committees

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes

This file contains 1 volume (and 1 duplicate volume) of typescript minutes:

  • Annual General Meeting and Governors' Report
  • Governors meetings
  • Property and Finance Committee
  • Housewifery Committee
  • Cookery Committee
  • Laundry and Dressmaking Committee
  • Science Committee
  • Educational Methods Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Playing Fields Committee
  • various special sub-committees

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes : annual published minutes bound in folders

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1909-1920
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1920-1938
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1939-1956
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1956-1966

The minutes of all committees for the year were printed and bound together for the annual general meeting. These are copies of these minutes which have been bound into folders. These have been retained to show the different ways in which minutes were kept. To consult the actual content of the minutes please refer to QC/1/2/1 which contains the minutes bound in volumes for 1907-1964 and QC/1/2/3 which contains loose copies of individual minutes for 1964-1978.

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes : loose copies of individual minutes

This sub-series consists of 26 files:

  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1964-1968
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1968
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1969

and for each successive year until:

  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1991
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1992-1993

Bound volumes of minutes for 1907-1964 can be found in QC/1/2/1. To consult just AGM papers, loose copies of the reports of the Governors' to the AGM for 1917-1991, and AGM minutes for 1973-1991 can be found in QC/1/1/2.

Finance and General Purposes Committee's meeting minutes and papers

This sub-series consists of 9 files:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting minutes and papers, 1982
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting minutes and papers, 1983
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting minutes and papers, 1984

and for each successive year until:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting minutes and papers, 1990

Institutional administration

This sub-fonds consists of 8 series:

  • Principal (1910-1946) : Dorothy Melvin, papers, 1908-1963
  • Principal (1947-1962) : Isobel Gibson, papers, 1947-1968
  • Principal (1963-1976) : Juliann Calder, papers, 1963-1976
  • Principal (1976-1991) : Geoffrey Richardson, papers, 1976-1991
  • Principal (1991-1993) : John C Phillips papers, 1985-1993
  • Secretary and Treasurer (1969-1989) : Henry F A Rose, papers, 1974-1990
  • Institutional Plans, policies and reports, 1976-1993
  • Merger with Glasgow Polytechnic to become Glasgow Caledonian University, 1989-1993

Many of the activities covered by these series were carried out by a wider team of administrators and academics. The Principals kept files on all these activities as part of their role in overseeing the work of the College.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1934 - 26 December 1934

This file contains 2 folders including letters regarding:

  • Insurance claims
  • Lessons on colour for staff
  • Electric clock maintenance
  • Estimates for new edition of cookery book
  • Application to Muirhead Trust for a grant
    Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 7 January 1935 - 30 Dec 1935

This file contains 2 folders including letters regarding:

  • Policing for royal visit
  • Miss Andross' expenses in America
  • Sickness benefit for Mr Gorman, Houseman
  • Miss Esme Simpson's expenses for Cordon Bleu School, Paris
  • Letting premises at 18 Park Terrace
  • Insurance claims
  • Contributions for testimonial to Dr Frances Melville
  • Electric clock system
  • Claim of breach of contract by student's father
  • Advertising in the "Glasgow Herald"
  • College and Hostel plumbing report

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 4 January 1936 - 29 December 1936

This file contains 2 folders including letters regarding:

  • Group I and Group II diploma courses
  • Insurance claim for small fire
  • Muirhead scholarships
  • Accident insurance claims: Miss Dalby, Sylvia Bolton
  • Newspaper advertising for teaching positions
  • Short history of the College for speech by Sir Andrew Pettigrew
  • Discounts given by College suppliers
  • Use of College hall for dances
  • Proposed changes to College blazer

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 4 January 1945 - 31 December 1945

This file contains 4 folders including letters regarding:

  • Purchase of electric fires
  • Insurance claim for accident
  • Staff resignation due to marriage
  • VE Day arrangements
  • Nutrition Society and the diploma course in Dietetics
  • Complaint from parent regarding his daughter's employment prospects
  • Letter from Director of Education, Victoria, Australia
  • Salary scales and the need for domestic science teachers to form a body to push for change
  • Food permits
  • Students' Union funds

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Scottish Education Department correspondence, 22 January 1941 - 20 December 1944

This file contains 1 folder including letters regarding:

  • Scotch Broth recipe and nutrition research
  • Medical certificate for left-handedness
  • Request for intervention with the Ministry of Labour in order to employ a resident cook for the student residence
  • Problems of Ministry of Labour calling up College workers resulting in under-staffing with details of reduced numbers of maids and cleaners
  • Vacancies in the Colonial Education Service

Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 2 January 1953 - 30 December 1953

This file contains 2 folders including letters regarding:

  • Students work to be exhibited at the International Congress meeting of the Organising Committee
  • Student requests at the Student Health Services meeting for mass radiography
  • Insurance claim for missing sewing machine
  • List of names and addresses of Diploma and Institutional Management students receiving their Diplomas in November 1953

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 5 January 1960 - 30 December 1960

This file contains 2 folders including letters regarding:

  • A day holiday for the wedding of Princess Margaret
  • George Craig Trust offering funding for young people of ability whose parents/guardians have insufficient means
  • Directors of the Merchants House Glasgow
  • Commonwealth and foreign students
  • Executive Committee of the International Federation of Home Economics

Recurring topics described at sub-series level.

Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Isobel Gibson

This sub-series consists of 7 files:

  • Scottish Education Department, staffing correspondence, 1948-1962
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 6 January 1947 - 6 November 1948
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 25 January 1949 - 26 November 1951
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 9 January 1952 - 29 December 1954
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 7 February 1955 - 11 December 1958
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 9 January 1959 - 16 December 1960
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 15 March 1961 - 28 December 1962

Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 9 January 1952 - 29 December 1954

This file contains 1 folder including letters regarding:

  • Re-numbering of departmental forms
  • Admission of colonial students to Central Institutions
  • Results of examinations and notification of students gaining their diploma
  • Appointment of Miss Gibson to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Regional Advisory Council for Technical Education
  • Diplomas to receive the official stamp of the Scottish Education Department
  • Enrolment dates
  • Future of the National Institute of Houseworkers training centre at Uplands, Bridge of Allan
  • Circular on United Nations Day activities for 24 October 1953
  • Circular on the types of training available in Scottish Domestic Science Colleges, October 1953
  • Constitution of the United Kingdom Home Management Federation
  • Refresher courses for teachers in Bristol
  • Details of scientific research being carried out by the science, needlework, laundry and cookery departments in the College

Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 7 February 1955 - 11 December 1958

This file contains 1 folder including letters regarding:

  • Purchase of curtains from the maintenance grant
  • Invitation for Inspectorate to the College exhibition of work
  • Lists of establishments and the courses they offer
  • Conference for teachers of homecraft in Ross and Cromarty at Duncraig School in October 1955
  • Draft of students guide for technical courses
  • Figures of attendances at College
  • Poster and leaflet on Teaching as a career damaging the recruitment of domestic science teachers
  • Appreciation of the Assistant Matron's course
  • Committee on the Supply of Teachers third report
  • Regulations for acceptance of students over the age of 40 years with lower academic qualifications
  • Negotiations for the College to purchase property in Clairmont Gardens
  • Invitation to the 'Schools Today' exhibition in Edinburgh
  • Recording of student statistics

College development plans and reviews

This file contains 1 folder

  • '1976-1981 Quinquennium : A review', looking at the college development plan through the eyes of different participants, June 1981
  • 'College development plan 1981-86', regarding action plans for the period, January 1982
  • 'College development plan 1981-1986', bound booklet of documents regarding the strategic plan (1984-2000), quinquennial plan (1981-86) and priority action plans (1984-86), May 1984
  • 'College development plan 1984-86, conference '85', bound booklet of reports, memos and handwritten notes regarding the development plans
  • Memo from Geoffrey Richardson, Principal, to all staff regarding review of priorities of the college development plan 1983-1986 and attached copy of report for the CNAA institutional review 1987, 18 February 1987

University Management Group meetings and correspondence

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minute of Glasgow Polytechnic’s Principal’s Management Group meeting on 19 August 1992
  • Minute of the first University Management Group meeting, UMG1, on 21 September 1992
  • Minutes of UMG2 on 12 October 1992 to UMG8 on 3 February 1993
  • Memos and briefing papers on issues regarding the merger for discussion by the UMG, 15 October 1992 - 3 December 1992
  • Draft report on the establishment of Academic Body of the new University
  • List of items discussed at the University Management and Deans Group meetings on 19 October 1992; 18 December 1992;
  • Photocopy of computer printout listing course student numbers and targets for the Queen’s College, Glasgow, and Glasgow Polytechnic, December 1992
  • Draft memo to all staff on use of the University title ‘Glasgow Caledonian University’, January 1993
  • Joint Colleges’ memo regarding the re-organisation of Student Services across the three campuses, 27 January 1993
  • Glasgow Polytechnic memo regarding putting staff vacancies ‘on hold’ due to funding uncertainties, 13 January 1993
  • Joint Colleges’ memo regarding the discussion of SHEFC papers on the main issues for discussion including student number calculations; strategic plans; recurrent funding, 13 January 1993
  • Draft report on the administrative structure and designation of senior posts for the new University, January 1993
  • Joint Colleges’ memo regarding terms of reference and terminology for Standing Committees of the Senate and University Management Group, 25 January 1993
  • Draft memo of Glasgow Caledonian University’s performance related pay scheme for members of the University Management Group

Merger proposal and application correspondence and reports

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Report by Universities Funding Council, ‘Criteria for assessing merger proposals from institutions of Higher Education’, November 1991
  • Queen’s College, Glasgow, report, ‘Option appraisal of forms of institutional association’, November 1991
  • Media briefing on questions regarding the merger, 3 December 1991
  • Queen’s College, Glasgow, report, ‘Application for Accreditation’ and appendices and letter submitting the application to the Council for National Academic Awards, January 1992
  • Joint report, ‘Proposal to merge Glasgow Polytechnic and the Queen’s College, Glasgow, to form a new University’, submitted to the Secretary of State for Scotland, February 1992 and Supplementary Information, April 1992
  • Correspondence with Celia Urquhart Logie, Chair of the Governing Body, regarding the merger, July 1992
  • Photocopies of press releases announcing the merger of the two institutions to form a new University, July 1992
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