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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
  • Institutional administration
  • Finance
  • Building and campus development
  • Student administration
  • Course development and teaching
  • College services
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Research and staff development
  • Student body
  • College enterprise activities
  • Fundraising activities
  • Royal connections
  • Special anniversaries, events and visitors
  • Collaboration with external organisations
  • College histories
  • Published books by the College
  • Photographs
  • Artefacts

The Queen's College, Glasgow

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

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

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

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)

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