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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:
-Institutional administration
-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

The Queen's College, Glasgow

Red Cross Society possession of the new Park Drive Building for a hospital, correspondence

This file contains 1 typescript letter:
-From James McCallum to W J Anderson regarding arrangements for the Society to take temporary possession of the building

The Red Cross Society used the new building as a hospital for the duration of the war. Agreements were made on alterations to make it suitable for use as a hospital, fixtures and fittings, insurance, rental, and the condition of the building on being returned to use by the College.

Press cuttings book, 1913 to 1924

This file contains 1 notebook of press cuttings:
-Study of domestic science at the College
-Exhibitions of student work
-Careers for women related to College courses, including domestic service and teaching
-Role of housewives
-Woodside Red Cross Hospital
-War-time cookery including economical meals, food alternatives, food preservation, soldier cooks, Patriotic Food League, Food Economy Campaign
-Students' Union inauguration and magazine
-Miscellaneous articles about notable Glasgow people.

Letters, pamphlets and reports kept by Dorothy Melvin regarding World War I work

This file contains 1 folder:
-Letter from F C Gilpin, Brigadier General, regarding the training of soldier cooks, 22 February 1916
-Programme for the Conference of Teachers of Domestic Science, May 1917
-Minutes of the meeting of the interim standing VAD Committee of the War Executive of the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society, 27 April 1917
-Food Economy campaign leaflet
-Statement on the Food Economy campaign by Chalmers Watson, 6 April 1917
-Patriotic Food League leaflet on 'How to meet the requirements of the Food Controller',
-'Food Economy handbook', Ministry of Food
-'Emergency cookery syllabus', School Board of Glasgow, April 1917
-'Some account of special work done by the College during the years of war', 1917