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Colin Roxburgh interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Colin Roxburgh.WMA, 1:06:17 hours, 63MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Colin Roxburgh_Interview Transcript.pdf, 18 pages, 254KB

This item is an interview with Colin Roxburgh recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on1 December 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Colin Roxburgh's involvement in community development and the community enterprise movement from the 1980s to 2010s. Click 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.

Colin Roxburgh has a background in community development and worked on some of the early community business projects in the Strathclyde Region in the early 1980s, such as the Local Area Advisory Project (LEAP) and later Strathclyde Community Business (SCB). He left SCB in 1989 and then worked as a freelance community consultant in Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.

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 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.

'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative'

-Murray, G, 2018, 'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative', CommonHealth briefing paper series: paper number 5, 405KB

This briefing paper reflects on the emerging findings of Project 1; ‘the history project’. The broad aims of the project have been, firstly, to chart the history of Social Enterprise in Scotland from the late 1970s, through the turbulent 1990s, to the type of social enterprise that we recognise in the 21st century. Secondly, the project has also considered the long history of connections between social enterprise, health and wellbeing.

Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Glen Buchanan.mp3, 1:23:12 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Glen Buchanan_Online Transcript.pdf, 16 pages, 481kB

This item is an interview with Glen Buchanan recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in May 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Glen Buchanan's involvement in the community enterprise movement and social housing from the 1980s to 2000s and his reflections on the sector and the impact of the political climate of the time. Click 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.

In 1981 Glen Buchanan took up the position of research fellow in the Local Government Unit at Paisley College of Technology, where he first worked alongside John Pearce on the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP). In 1984 he began working for Strathclyde Community Business (SCB) as Training Officer, eventually becoming Depute General Manager for John Pearce. From 1991 to 1993 Glen worked as National Coordinator, Care and Repair Initiative, Glasgow, for Shelter Scotland. In 1993 he was appointed by Scottish Homes to coordinat national development of Care and Repair throughout Scotland, later working on local housing and planning strategy development. He worked for Communities Scotland when it took on the function of Scottish Homes and widened its community regeneration remit and then for the Scottish Government as Policy Manager, Glasgow, from 2008 to 2010.

Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Duncan Leece.WMA, 1:01:59 hours, 59MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Duncan Leece_Approved Transcript.pdf, 10 pages, 483kB

This item is an interview with Duncan Leece recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Duncan Leece's involvement in social enterprise from 1999 onwards, including discussions on the Boyndie Trust; applying commercial business experience in the sector; and changes over the 20 year period. Click 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.

Duncan Leece worked for John Lewis Partnership in London between 1979 and 1989. He then started a number of businesses and worked as a business consultant for others, before briefly returning to John Lewis Partnership, Aberdeen in 1997. In 1999 he and his wife sold their businesses and moved to Banffshire in North-East Scotland. He took a short-term contract as Project Officer for the Boyndie Trust and worked there for over 20 years. At the time of this interview he was CEO of the Boyndie Trust.

Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Liz Gardiner.mp3, 1:19:49 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Liz Gardiner_Online Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 464kB

This item is an interview with Liz Gardiner recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Liz Gardiner's involvement in cultural social enterprises from the 1980s to 2020s, including discussion of community activism in Easterhouse; Fablevision; networks; and cultural planning. Click 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.

Liz Gardiner taught Drama and English to High School students before a spell of maternity leave prompted her to become involved in community theatre groups. She is a founding member and now Director of Fablevision, which supports creative community cultural development. Liz has a Masters degree in Cultural Planning and is currently undertaking a PhD.

SECS Committee meeting papers including discussion of phase 1

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • List of Committee members, 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 23 August 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 13 November 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 8 March 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 7 June 2019 and two samples of comics produced by Magic Torch Comics
  • Update for cancelled September 2019 meeting
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 6 December 2019

The SECS Committee was set up with members from Glasgow Caledonian University's (GCU) Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health; the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care (GCU and University of Strathclyde); and Community Enterprise in Scotland. The Committee met four times a year to discuss all activities relating to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), of which the Scottish Government funded project was one strand. Regular agenda items include cataloguing and preservation work; discussions around donations of material to the Archive Centre; social media outputs; oral history interviews; exhibitions, events and workshops planned and completed; John Pearce Memorial Lecture; funding; committee membership.

Marketing materials, presentation slides and activity sheets for the travelling exhibition

This file contains 1 bundle of 8 items:

  • Introduction to the SECS information sheet with exhibition tour dates for 26 April 2019 to 5 November 2019, April 2020
  • Exhibition postcard, March 2019
  • Four-fold exhibition leaflet, June 2019
  • GCU Archive Centre postcard
  • Exhibition feedback slip, April 2019
  • Powerpoint presentation slides on the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), April 2019
  • Social enterprise timeline activity sheets, April 2019
  • Community business snakes and ladders activity sheet, April 2019

Inverness Impact Hub, travelling exhibition documents and outputs

This file contains 1 bundle and 1 digital item:

  • Conference programme with introduction to the History of social enterprise in Scotland exhibition
  • Scottish social enterprise timeline activity sheet with hand annotated additions
  • 2 completed exhibition feedback slips
  • A history of social enterprise in Scotland information sheet with exhibition dates
  • 3 photographs of the exhibition banners and tables with resources at the venue
    -Digital photograph of exhibition in Inverness Impact Hub

The exhibition was held on 19 June 2019 at Inverness Impact Hub, 67a Castle Street, Inverness.

Oral histories collected by Dr Gillian Murray during phase 1

This file contains 5 items:

  • Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019
  • Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019
  • Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

These items are held in the Dr Gillian Murray papers and can be accessed from this link.

Ministry of Food : Food Economy Campaign

This file contains 1 folder and 8 large leaflets:

  • Leaflet, ‘Short emergency scheme of work, to teach classes the explanation and measurements of Food Controllers’ allowance per head’
  • Food economy handbook - fragile
  • Typescript copies of Ministry of Food recipe collections including use of hay box; economical cuts of meat; one day’s meals within the rations; meat substitutes; breakfast or supper dishes (1 duplicate); flour substitutes (1 duplicate); puddings, March 1917 - May 1917
  • Hints to cookery teachers
  • Points for speakers
  • Set of ‘Waste not, want not’ leaflets including MF 38 ‘All about soups’ (1 duplicate); MF 39 ‘Delicious stews’ (1 duplicate); MF 37 ‘How to use potatoes!’ (1 duplicate); FE 68 ‘Eighteen very cheap dishes’ (1 duplicate), all fragile
  • Bundle of miscellaneous typescript recipes
  • Typescript list of wild foods used as salads and as alternatives to spinach or kale, asparagus, tuberous vegetables.

The Food Economy Campaign was established by the Ministry of Food in 1916. A women’s service held food economy meetings in every town and village, set up over 1200 local Food Economy Campaign committees to encourage food saving through propaganda, persuasion and education.

Electrical Association for Women (EAW)

This series consists of 1 file:

  • Electrical Association for Women Summer School of Electrical Housecraft, Glasgow, 1937

The Electrical Association for Women (EAW) was founded in London in 1924 with the aim of helping women to adopt electric power in the household. The College had a close relationship with the EAW, especially in the early days of electricity in the kitchen and Diploma students had to take a course covering the work of the EAW Certificate examinations. The third EAW summer school was held in the College from 26 to 31 August 1937. On November 1986 a special lunch was held for EAW Members in the College’s Hotel Restaurant when the Association was discontinued.

Eighth International Congress on Home Economics, Edinburgh, Scotland

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Conference papers for the eighth International Congress, 1953
  • Isobel Gibson’s conference pack for the eighth International Congress, 1953
  • Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science arrangements for conference delegates visiting the College, 1953
  • Press cuttings about the eighth International Congress, August 1953

The eighth International Congress on Home Economics was held at the University of Edinburgh from 12-18 August 1953. The programme included a visit to the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science. Isobel Gibson was one of the Convenors of Sub-Committees of the organising committee.

Isobel Gibson’s conference pack for the eighth International Congress

This file contains 1 folder:

  • International Federation of Home Economics, Eighth international congress information sheet and blank application form
  • Handwritten notes of talk given by Isobel Gibson at the congress
  • Typescript copy of the resolutions for voting
  • Congress list of members
  • Congress general reports
  • International Federation of Home Economics
  • ‘Home Economics in Scotland’ exhibition programme, Moray House Training College, 12-17 August 1953
  • City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh, ‘Programme of Reception, Dance and Concert’, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 12 August 1953
  • Order of Service, St Giles’ Cathedral, 16th August 1953, 9am
  • Invitation to Miss I S Gibson and guest, for the Garden Party, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh, 17 August 1953, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Organising Committee farewell luncheon menu, 18 August 1953, Royal British Hotel, Edinburgh, with signatures on back
  • Central Youth Employment Executive booklet, ‘Domestic science and dietetics’, Choice of careers, new series no. 13, HMSO, Revised edition, April 1953
  • Ministry of Education booklet, ‘A guide to the educational system of England and Wales’, pamphlet no. 2, HMSO, reprint 1952
  • Scottish Education Department booklet, ‘Public education in Scotland’, HMSO, reprint 1953
  • International Fedreration of Home Economics ‘Statuts’ leaflet, in French
  • French editions of Home Economic bulletin ‘L’Enseignement ménager’, no. 3, Septembre 1953 and no. 2, Juin 1954
  • Congress delegate’s folder

Eleventh International Congress on Home Economics, Bristol, England

This sub-series consists of 1 file:

  • Conference papers for the eleventh International Congress, 1968

The eleventh International Congress on Home Economics was held at the University of Bristol, England, from 21-27 July 1968. Although she had retired as College Principal, Isobel Gibson attended the 1968 congress.

Committee meetings and discussion papers of the Queen's College branch of ALSCI

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Constitution and rules of the Queen’s College Branch of ALSCI
  • Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff in Further Education, ‘Conditions of Service for staff in Central Institutions’
  • Queen’s College, Glasgow, ‘Conditions of service relating to Academic staff’
  • Agendas, minutes and some papers of the ALSCI Joint Consultative Committee meetings held in the College, 19 January 1984 - 29 January 1986
  • Queen’s College, Glasgow procedures including, disciplinary and grievance; maternity pay and leave

The Joint Consultative Committee was set up to enable consultation between the governors of the College and the College branch of ALSCI.

Recipe pamphlets published in the 1940s

This file contains 1 folder:

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

The pamphlets 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 pamphlets were published by the University of London Press Ltd.

John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • SECS-JP
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes John Pearce's papers dating from 1976, when he moved to Scotland, until his retirement in 2010. They include correspondence, hand annotated agendas and minutes from a variety of meetings, newspaper cuttings that Pearce found of interest, training guides (some of which he created himself), and material relating to legal structures of community and social enterprises. The papers reflect Pearce’s areas of interest and expertise (such as Social Accounting and Audit), and the work of organisations that he founded and/or was a member of: Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC), Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Development (COMMACT), Community Business Scotland, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund. The records have been arranged into 2 series reflecting these areas of John Pearce's work:

  • Social enterprise papers, 1973-2010
  • Social accounting and audit (SAA) papers, 1977-2008

Pearce, John | 1942 - 2011 | social enterprise pioneer

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1976 to March 1977

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
  • Copies of loan applications to ICOF by workers' co-ops
  • Drafts of an ICOM pamphlet on 'A Scottish Mondragon'
  • Reports and correspondence with regional councils on co-operative solutions to unemployment
  • Correspondence relating to the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) and the establishing of the SCDC

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, May 1978 to September 1978

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
  • ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977
  • World Conference: development and industrial cooperatives, preliminary programme 2, June 1978
  • Appeal from Beechwood College for funding from ICOM Companies and individual members, September 1978
  • ‘First of May’ Edinburgh Books Collective Newsletter No.7, 12 August 1978
  • Article by Rita Rhodes 'Worker co-operatives and the unions', September 1978

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, April 1979 to October 1979

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, financial statements and newsletters relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and the SCDC
  • Conference programmes & reports
  • Discussion papers on the state of the co-operative movement
  • Printed pamphlet ICOF information for loan applicants
  • Printed pamphlet featuring three workers co-ops that were founded in nineteenth century: Equity Shoes (Leicester); Walsall Locks; Leicester Printers
  • Open University, Co-operatives Research Unit: correspondence, agendas and joining forms for 'Commonwork Seminars – The role of advisor to Co-operatives' September 1979
  • SCDC Clydeside Co-operatives Development Project: description of project and job description for two development officer posts; press release for launch of project, August 1979

Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT) papers

This sub-series consists of 5 files:

  • Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT, 1988-1999
  • Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Malaysia, April 1992
  • European COMMACT conferences and symposium, 1992-1993
  • Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Northern Ireland, September 1996
  • Conference, general assembly and work programme papers of COMMACT, 1996-2005

COMMACT (Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development) was established in 1990 by practitioners of local development organisations, alternative trading organisations and related institutions as a forum for exchange of experience and promote activity in the area of social and economic development at local level. The registered business address was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and membership was open to individuals and organisations in the field of people-centred development.

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications, 1973-1979
  • Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) course articles, c1994

An industrial co-operative is an enterprise owned and controlled by the people who work in it. The members of the co-operative decide between themselves in a democratic way what to do and how to organise the work.

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Worker co-operation
  • Co-operatives in UK, Ireland, France
  • Government assistance
  • Sunderlandia (Builders) Ltd
  • Mondragon co-operatives
  • Tax
  • Local enterprise trust for Swindon
  • Liverpool University Settlement industrial development project
  • Industrial common ownership movement (ICOM)
  • 'Industrial relations review and report', no. 101, April 1975
  • Co-operative economy
  • Ferguslie Community Workshop
  • Unit 58 Print Services Ltd
  • Financial management
  • Co-operative Development Agency bill
  • 'Public Enterprise', no. 16, April 1979

Legal Structures Working Party correspondence and general legal structures information

This file contains 1 folder of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Articles and reports on legal aspects of community enterprise
  • Community business structures
  • East Middlesbrough community venture
  • Niddrie community shop
  • Dundee community business
  • Law reform (Scotland) act 1990
  • Correspondence regarding the Legal Structures Working Party of Community Business Scotland Ltd
  • ICOM (Industrial Common Ownership Movement Limited) factsheets and leafletsregarding legal structures, 1990-1991
  • ICOM guide, 'In good company: incorporating a voluntary organisation - the options'
  • ICOM survey, 'Model rules of co-operatives', 1993
  • Community Business Scotland draft model memorandum and articles of association, December 1999

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, undated

This file contains 2 folders on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • SSAA for social economy and community-based organisations
  • SEEN social added value approaches
  • Assessing effectiveness
  • Presentation notes
  • Social return on investment
  • ACTIONAID
  • Social auditing and community benefit
  • Furniture Resource Centre social audit
  • Social auditing for voluntary organisations

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, 1991 to 1992

This file contains 1 folder on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Community Workshop on Economic Development
  • Auditing social needs
  • Sustainable development indicators
  • Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region) Ltd social audit liaison meeting
  • Social audit
  • Veggies
  • Willowtown Childcare project
  • Grangetown Pet Store
  • The physical environment, accounting and local development
  • Community enterprise
  • Audit process

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, 1995 to 1996

This file contains 1 folder on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Social auditing
  • Quality standards
  • Ethical business
  • International Association of Social and Ethical Assessment, consultation paper
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Ben and Jerry's
  • Shared Earth
  • New Economics Foundation, social audit conference papers
  • Body Shop
  • Total Coverage Ltd

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, 2003 to 2004

This file contains 1 folder on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Social accounting and auditing
  • Quality and evaluation
  • Rural Environmental Action Project, social audit project
  • Measuring impact
  • All Saints Action Network Limited
  • Maaroochy Shire Council, Australia, strategy report
  • Phoenix community Stores Ltd, social audit statement

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, 2005 to 2006

This file contains 1 folder on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Presentation notes
  • City of Helsinki, social balance sheet
  • Balanced scorecard
  • NGOs, civil society and accountability
  • Social Enterprise East Midlands, social accounting pilot
  • Leicester and County Co-operative Development Agency social audit
  • Social accounting clusters in Scotland and England
  • Train 2000 Ltd
  • Social return on investment

Articles, reports and publications relating to social accounting and audit, 2007 to 2008

This file contains 1 folder on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Social Accounting and Audit Research Project briefing
  • Embedding quality and impact tools in the social economy
  • Quality assurance systems
  • Measuring environmental impacts
  • Traidcraft plc
  • Charities and public benefit
  • Social return on investment
  • Social Reporting Programme evaluation

West End School of Cookery records

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Secretary and Treasurer, Henry Rose's file : 'Governing Body and Academic Council correspondence'

This file contains 5 folders:

  • Correspondence, 1 December 1969 - 18 December 1973, regarding establishment of an Academic Council; composition of the Governing Body; Central Institutions (Scotland) Regulations 1973; amendments to the 'Articles of association' (folder 1)
  • Correspondence, 23 January 1974 - 10 December 1974, regarding Central Institutions (Scotland) Regulations 1973; amendments to the 'Articles of association'; appointment of governors; nominations and elections of the Governing Body; membership of Governing Body Committees (folder 2)
  • Correspondence, 7 February 1975 - 13 November 1975, regarding election of members of the Academic Council from academic staff; nominations for representatives from external institutions; lists and contact details of governors; nominations and election of new Governing Body; membership of committees; list of members of Academic Council; Academic Council 1977 elections; (folder 3)
  • Correspondence, 28 September 1979 - 15 June 1983, regarding election of Chairman of the Governing Body; nominations and elections of governors; letters to new governors; list of governors and contact details (folder 4)
  • Correspondence 21 December 1983 - 20 January 1989, regarding nominations and elections of Governing Body 1984-88; letters to new governors; list of governors and contact details (folder 5)

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and reports kept by Dorothy Melvin

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Letter from E Hamilton to Miss MacKirdy regarding request to supervise during an examination, 17 June 1909
  • Letters of enquiry regarding students of the West End School of Cookery, 7 October 1911 and April 1925
  • National Council for Domestic Studies First Annual Report, 24 October 1919
  • Programme for the Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy jubilee exhibition of students' work on 12 March 1925
  • Programme of the 'Educational Institute of Scotland, Annual Congress, Glasgow, December 1925'
  • Handwritten letters from staff and students to Miss Melvin, 1925-1927
  • Handwritten list of people and their addresses, for the College VAD, 1928
  • Programme of the Scottish Federation of Societies, 'Tenth autumn week-end school' on 'Women's work and opportunities in the twentieth century', held at Glasgow University on 3-6 October 1930; handwritten notes of Miss Melvin who spoke at the event.
  • Typescript copies of Scottish recipes
  • Memorandum for Special Committee of Advisory Council on Education in Scotland re technical education outwith the Universities, c1945
  • 'Elma and Helen Story - A recollection by GER Young', 1948
  • Memorandum by the Convener of the Property and Finance committee in certain propositions connected with the College, May 1934
  • 'Meat Research Report', Osborne-Peacock Co Ltd., Research Department, Glasgow, 1936
  • 'Womens International News', Vol 35 No. 6, April 1941
  • Typescript list on College headed paper 'Foods from which vitamins should be secured'
  • College leaflet 'Muirhead scholarships in dietetics'
  • Typescript copy of newspaper cutting, 'Meal in a pill: Doctor's wonder extract from cotton seed', June 1935
  • 'Memorandum regarding request by the Scottish Education Department that the College should undertake another course for the training of canteen cooks and in addition should undertake a course for the training of cooks for the school meals service'
  • Memoranda regarding meeting with the Advisory Council for Education in Scotland and Bursaries, December 1943
  • 2 printed business envelopes: from James C Morgan, press and commercial photographer, Glasgow (with red one penny stamp, 1931); from John Swain and Son Ltd, photo-engravers, Glasgow.
  • 2 comical pencil sketches: 1 titled 'simple household repairs' drawn on the back of a business card for Douglas Hewat with '27.7.26 Cadora' handwritten in pen; 1 titled 'preparing scrambled egg in a modern kitchen' drawn on the back of a Rotary Club menu dated 27.7.26
  • Letter from Clementine Churchill, 10 Downing Street, London, expressing thanks for a contribution to her 'Aid to Russia' Fund, December 1941
  • Handwritten toast list for an Edinburgh College of Domestic Science Old Students' Guild event with Miss Melvin, OBE, JP, as guest speaker

Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 14 files:

  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 28 March 1933 - 30 December 1933
  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1934 - 26 December 1934
    and for each successive year until:
  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1946 - 3 January 1947

The correspondence includes regular letters regarding servants and cleaners wages; staff salaries and expenses; student fees; petty cash; payment of invoices, coal supply; insurance; use of playing fields; amendments to teaching schemes; external examiners; college prospectus, minutes of meetings, grants and prize money.
Other specific topics of correspondence are described at file level.

Principal (1947-1962) : Isobel Gibson, papers

This series consists of 4 sub-series:

  • Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1947-1962
  • Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1948-1962
  • General correspondence with Isobel Gibson, 1956-1963
  • Committee of Correspondence membership, 1962-1968
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