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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.

Glasgow 1938 Empire Exhibition

This file contains 1 folder:

  • College’s time-table of demonstrations during exhibition from 3 May 1938 to 22 October 1938
  • Black and white print of a photograph showing staff and students in the demonstration area of the nutrition centre

The Empire Exhibition was an international exhibition held in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, from May to December 1938. The College had a Nutrition Centre in the Women of the Empire Pavilion at the Exhibition where they demonstrated healthy diets for adults; for children, for people with health problems; and on low budgets.

College change of name correspondence

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Correspondence between Sir Martin Charteris, Buckingham Palace and George Parker, Chairman of the Board of Governors, requesting to change the name to the Queen’s College, Glasgow, including letter to the Queen thanking her for the honour conferred on the College, December 1974 - March 1975
  • Letters from Juliann Calder to the Scottish Education Department regarding writing to the Secretary of State to request the change of name, January 1975
  • Correspondence between William Ross, Secretary of State for Scotland, and George Parker, requesting changing the name to the Queen’s College, Glasgow January 1975
  • Correspondence between W A Lamberton, Scottish Home and Health Department, and George Parker regarding approaching the Registrar of Companies, Edinburgh, for permission for the change of name, including letter notifying George Parker that the change of name was approved by the Queen, March 1975
  • Letters sent to governors of the College and representatives of other Scottish Central Institutions and other organisations to notify them that the name change was approved, March 1975
  • Photocopy of newspaper article on the change of name, March 1975
  • Letters of congratulations on the name change from other institutions, March 1975 - April 1975
  • Correspondence between Malcolm R Innes, Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records, and Henry Rose regarding the Petition for bearing a coat of arms for the Queen’s College, Glasgow, March 1975
  • Notification of an extraordinary general meeting of the Association on 30 May 1975 to approve the change of name to the Queen’s College, Glasgow, and note of the meeting, May 1975
  • Correspondence with the Companies Registration Office to register the change of name, including photocopies of the certificates of the name change, May 1975 - July 1975

General correspondence file kept by Henry Rose on centenary celebrations

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Suggestions for centenary event to be held in the Hall, depicting scenes from events in the College’s history, September 1973
  • Copies of correspondence with Buckingham Palace regarding the College and inviting the Queen to visit during 1975/76 for the College centenary, December 1973 - January 1974 and September 1974 - October 1974
  • Letters of invitation to join or offer nominations for members of a special committee on the College Centenary celebrations, January 1974 - February 1974
  • Correspondence with Rev William Morris regarding a service of thanksgiving and commemoration for the centenary in Glasgow Cathedral, February 1974
  • Letter to Jean Nicol regarding the College badge, 19 February 1974
  • Correspondence with the Albany Hotel regarding booking of the St Andrews Suite for an evening centenary celebration function on 13 September 1975, February 1974
  • Correspondence with the Scottish Education Department requesting use of funds within the College account for the centenary celebrations, April 1974 - October 1974
  • Correspondence with Rev William Morris, Glasgow Cathedral, regarding replacing the college plaque on the pew in the cathedral with the College coat of arms, September 1974
  • Correspondence with Messrs Whytock and Reid regarding the design of a College plaque to be attached to the College pew in Glasgow Cathedral, including draft drawings of the College crest and quotation, September 1974 - December 1974
  • Memorandum on public relations, 23 December 1974

Secretary of State luncheon correspondence kept by Juliann Calder

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Letters of invitation to the luncheon prior to the opening ceremony of the new buildings on 12 September 1975, 12 August 1975
  • Response letters accepting/declining the invitation, August 1975
  • Guest list for the luncheon, September 1975
  • Black and white press photograph of Juliann Calder, Rt Hon William Ross and George Parker being served at the luncheon, and proof, The Scotsman Publications Ltd, September 1975 (photograph 1)
  • Black and white press photograph of Rt Hon William Ross with staff and students serving tea after the opening ceremony, September 1975 (photograph 2)

Centenary service in Glasgow Cathedral correspondence kept by Juliann Calder

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Letters from Rev Dr William Morris, Glasgow Cathedral to Miss Calder regarding arrangements for the service, 19 August 1975 and 3 September 1975
  • Letters of invitation to the service at Glasgow Cathedral on 14 September 1975, 4 September 1975
  • Printed copy of order of service for the service marking the College centenary

Henry F A Rose, Secretary and Treasurer’s, retirement

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Invitation sheet to the social evening on 21 March 1989 to mark the retirement, February 1989
  • Samples of invitation letters for the retirement luncheon on 22 March 1989 and request for contributions to the retirement gift, 14 February 1989
  • Letters in response to invitations to the events
  • Invitation letter to the social evening on 21 March 1989 to mark the retirement, 16 March 1989
  • Template for donation receipts, March 1989
  • Thank you letters from and to guests attending the events, March 1989

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.

Published histories of the College

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Typescript excerpt from “The Glasgow Herald”, 6 May 1925, ‘Domestic Science, Fifty years of progress, history of Glasgow College’, 1925
  • J W Chambers (editor), ‘The Glasgow Scene: The Queen’s College, Glasgow’, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, “College Bulletin”, January 1976 vol 5, no.2, p13-15, original publication and typescript copy of extract
  • Juliann M Calder, ‘Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science: Review and preview’, “Institutional Management”, November 1966, p407-410
  • E M L Miller, ‘Domestic Science: Colleges celebrate centenaries’, “Scottish Field”, September 1975, p26-28, original publication and photocopy of article

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.

Refectory and student common room

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 3 black and white photographs of students in the refectory, 1930s
  • 4 black and white photographs of the empty refectory and students being served in the serving area (2 duplicates), 1950s
  • 5 black and white photographs of the empty refectory and students being served in the serving area,1960s
  • 3 black and white photographs of student common room, 1940s
  • 2 black and white photographs of students in their common room, 1950s
  • 3 black and white photographs of tables set out with food in the student common room, 1960s

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

Artefacts

This sub-fonds consists of 10 series:

  • Official College seals and regalia, mid 20th century
  • Medals and awards, 1930-1980
  • Commemorative objects, 1947-1975
  • Stationery objects (printing blocks), c1975
  • Artwork, c1920s-1978
  • College furniture and fittings, mid 20th century
  • Catering silverware, mid 20th century
  • Cooking equipment, mid 20th century
  • Samples of student work, 1944
  • Miscellaneous items, mid 20th century

Commemorative objects gifted to the College and staff

This file contains 2 items:

  • Brass plaque inscribed '1923-1965, Presented to Mary Andross on her retirement from the staff of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science by the Governors, Former Students and Friends', 1965 (item 1)
  • Polished agate with inscription marking the centenary of the College, '1875-1975', 1975 [sent to the College by an anonymous donor but thought to be from Magda Pollard, a former student from Guyana] (item 2)

Printing blocks

This file contains 1 box:

  • 4 small printing blocks of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science crest
  • 1 small printing block with the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science address
  • 6 printing blocks, one for each colour layer of the Queen's College, Glasgow, coat of arms
    -Printing block with text, ‘Prospectus’
    -Printing block with text, ‘The Queen’s College Glasgow’

Catering silverware

This series consists of 15 files:

  • Tea/coffee service engraved 'GCDS Students Union', mid 20th century
  • Tea/coffee service engraved 'C D S' in plain capitals, mid 20th century
  • Tea/coffee service engraved 'CDS' in gothic style capitals, mid 20th century
  • Small tea set engraved 'CDS' in plain capitals, 1948
  • Non-engraved tea/coffee service, mid 20th century
  • Serving tray, mid 20th century
  • Toast racks, mid 20th century
  • Oval serving dishes, mid 20th century
  • Round serving dishes, mid 20th century
  • Square serving dishes, c1930-1952
  • Oval serving plates, mid 20th century
  • Gravy boat, mid 20th century
  • Butter dish, mid 20th century
  • Serving spoons, mid 20th century
  • Wine stand, mid 20th century

All items are silver-plated unless otherwise stated.

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