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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

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 were the first to use 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.