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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, 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

International Federation for Home Economics

This series consists of 5 sub-series:

  • Eighth International Congress on Home Economics, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1953
  • Ninth International Congress on Home Economics, Maryland, USA, 1958
  • Tenth International Congress on Home Economics, Paris, France, 1963
  • Eleventh International Congress on Home Economics, Bristol, England, 1968
  • International Federation for Home Economics publications, 1972

The 1st International Congress on Home Economics was held in Fribourg, Switzerland, in October 1908. It was attended by 750 delegates, representing 20 countries, who had all come together to share knowledge and experience in the field of Home Economics, and look at the development and promotion of training for its teachers. It was very successful in enabling the exchange of ideas between nations and led to the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) being founded during the Congress. Subsequent International Congresses were held every four, or more, years. Isobel Gibson, Principal of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS), became its acting President in 1958, and then elected President from 1959 to 1963.

Electrical Association for Women (EAW)

This series consists of 1 file:

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

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.

Roy Pedersen papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-RP
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2020

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Roy Pedersen while working for the Highlands and Islands Development Board and its successor Highlands and Islands Enterprise from 1971 to 2001. The records have been arranged into 5 series reflecting these and other organisations Roy Pedersen worked with and includes:

  • Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB) publications, reports and information sheets relating to the Community Co-operatives Scheme, 1969-1987
  • Conference and workshop papers, speaker notes and articles relating to social development and community co-operatives, 1979-2020
  • Community enterprises in the Highlands and Islands reports, publications, photographs and miscellaneous material, 1980-2003
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) reports on social economy, community development, land ownership and HIE management structures, 1992-2003
  • Miscellaneous reports, 1983

Pedersen, Roy Norman | b 1943 | Economic and social development consultant and author

Flagstone Enterprises Ltd working paper and article

This file contains 2 items:

  • 'Flagstone Enterprises Ltd: the setting up of a community business in a housing estate in the west of Scotland', Paisley College of Technology, Local Government Unit, working paper no. 12, January 1982
  • The Guardian, containing article by Clive Woodcock (editor), 'Scrub graffiti and clean up', regarding report on Flagstone Enterprises, Paisley by the Local Government Unit, Paisley College of Technology, 3 September 1982

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.

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