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Building of new College premises on Park Drive

This subseries consists of 8 files:

  • Walter R Watson, Architect, letters to Miss Melvin, 1911-1915
  • Miss Melvin's notes for Mr Watson, Architect, c1911-c1914
  • Walter R Watson, Architect, copy letters regarding supply of windows and cooking range, 1914-1915
  • Red Cross Society possession of the new Park Drive Building for a hospital, correspondence, 1915
  • Supplier brochures, c1914
  • Preliminary rough sketch plans of new building, 1912
  • Copy of 1913 plans of proposed new building in Park Drive and Park Avenue West, 2015
  • 8 Park Drive West Glasgow plan, c1913

When the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science was formed from the amalgamation of the Glasgow School of Cookery and West End School of Cookery it was housed in separate buildings across Glasgow at 86 Bath Street, 502 Sauchiehall Street and Scott Street. A new building to replace the existing accommodation was seen as a priority. As it was now recognised as a central institution, it was eligible for a grant from the Scotch Education Department towards capital expenditure. The site at Park Drive was identified and Walter R Watson, Architect, was asked to prepare a report on requirements for new premises and estimated costs.

1936 extension to Park Drive building

This subseries consists of 5 files:

  • Estimated costs and funding of the extension of the College, correspondence, 1934
  • Financial statements of cost of the College premises at Park Drive, 1936-1937
  • Notebook of costs of furniture and fittings for the College extension, 1936
  • Measurement of works for extension and alterations to the College, 1936-1938
  • Formal opening of extensions to the College buildings, 1936

Following the death of Walter R Watson in 1932, James Monro was engaged as Architect to the College. His first major undertaking was the new extension. The College purchased 7 Park Drive in 1923, 8 Park Drive in 1927 and 9 Park Drive in 1934. Work began on the extension in April 1935. Mr Monro's plans included a new dietetic kitchen and laboratory in the original College buildings; 3 new kitchens, a laundry and 2 housewifery classrooms in No. 7; retaining the hostel at No. 8 and providing staff dining room and common room; moving the Students' Union to No. 9, along with a new recreation hall and residential hostel. The new extension was opened on 29 October 1936.

Sister Tutor's and Dietetics course proposals and development

This sub-series consists of 8 files:

  • Establishment of the Sister Tutor's and Dietitians course, 1925-1934
  • Development of the course for Dietitians, 1935-1940
  • General Nursing Council for Scotland and other correspondence on recognition for the Sister Tutor’s course, 1934-1943
  • College of Nursing and General Nursing Council correspondence on recognition for the Sister Tutor’s course, 1938-1939
  • Syllabuses for Sister Tutor's course, 1935-1943
  • Royal College of Nursing, London, correspondence on the Sister Tutor's course content, 1938-1943
  • Sister Tutor’s course examination papers, 1925-1926
  • Sister Tutor's and Dietitians syllabuses and timetables, 1924-1935

Group I to III domestic science diploma development

This sub-series consists of 8 files:

  • Group 1 diploma correspondence and reports, 1914-1926
  • Group II diploma syllabuses, 1921-1925
  • Proposals to combine the Group I and Group II diploma courses to form a four year course, 1932-1933
    -Schemes for Group I diploma course being extended to 3 years, c1933-1944
    -Comparison of teaching hours and syllabuses for suggested four year diploma course, c1935
    -Comparisons of current and proposed diploma course content between domestic science colleges, 1936
    -Correspondence regarding extension to a three year Group I diploma course and four year Group III,1936
    -Conferences on extension or alteration of Group I, II and III diploma courses, 1936-1937

Students’ Welfare Scheme

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Students’ Welfare Bazaar Committee Minute book, 1926-1927
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme – playing fields, annual statements of funds, 1933-1946
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme correspondence kept by Dorothy Melvin, Principal, 1925-1928
  • Students’ Welfare Scheme promotional material, 1926-1927

Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 18 February 1928 - 7 December 1937
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 11 January 1938 - 24 December 1940
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 22 January 1941 - 20 December 1944
  • Scottish Education Department correspondence, 17 January 1945 - 27 December 1946

Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 14 files:

  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 28 March 1933 - 30 December 1933
  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1934 - 26 December 1934
    and for each successive year until:
  • Correspondence between Dorothy Melvin and Grahame Reid, 3 January 1946 - 3 January 1947

The correspondence includes regular letters regarding servants and cleaners wages; staff salaries and expenses; student fees; petty cash; payment of invoices, coal supply; insurance; use of playing fields; amendments to teaching schemes; external examiners; college prospectus, minutes of meetings, grants and prize money.
Other specific topics of correspondence are described at file level.

General correspondence, reports,notes, books and pamphlets kept by Dorothy Melvin

This sub-series consists of 5 files:

  • Reports, talks and articles by Dorothy Melvin and others on the topic of domestic science, 1913-1945
  • Letters, pamphlets and reports kept by Dorothy Melvin regarding World War I work, 1916-1917
  • Correspondence with Dorothy Melvin regarding design of children's kitchen and laundry, 1919
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and reports kept by Dorothy Melvin, 1919-1948
  • Teaching materials kept by Dorothy Melvin, 1908-[1910?]

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.

Ninth International Congress on Home Economics, Maryland, USA

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Conference papers for the ninth International Congress, 1958
  • Magazine articles on the ninth congress, 1958
  • Photographs from the ninth International Congress, 1958
  • Press cuttings about the ninth International Congress, 1958

The ninth International Congress on Home Economics was held at the University of Maryland, USA, from 28 July to 2 August 1958. Isobel Gibson became acting President of the IFHE that year.

Grahame Reid, Secretary and Treasurer, correspondence with Isobel Gibson

This sub-series consists of 16 files:

  • Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 7 January 1947 - 30 December 1947
  • Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 2 January 1948 - 30 December 1948
    and for each successive year until:
  • Correspondence between Isobel Gibson and Grahame Reid, 2 January 1962 - 30 October 1962

The correspondence includes regular letters regarding servants and cleaners wages; staff salaries and expenses; student fees; petty cash; payment of invoices, coal supply; insurance; use of playing fields; amendments to teaching schemes; external examiners; college prospectus, minutes of meetings, grants and prize money.
Other specific topics of correspondence are described at file level.

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes : annual published minutes bound in volumes

This sub-series consists of 7 files:

  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1907-1909
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1909-1917
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1917-1923
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1923-1934
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1935-1940
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1940-1950
  • Governors and appointed committee meeting minutes, 1950-1964

The minutes of all committees for the year were printed and bound together for the annual general meeting. These are copies of these minutes which have been bound into volumes. Loose copies of individual minutes for 1964 -1993 can be found in QC/1/2/3. To consult just AGM papers, loose copies of the reports of the Governors' to the AGM for 1917 -1991, and AGM minutes for 1973-1991 can be found in QC/1/1/2.

Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes : annual published minutes bound in folders

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1909-1920
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1920-1938
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1939-1956
  • Governors and appointed committees' meeting minutes, 1956-1966

The minutes of all committees for the year were printed and bound together for the annual general meeting. These are copies of these minutes which have been bound into folders. These have been retained to show the different ways in which minutes were kept. To consult the actual content of the minutes please refer to QC/1/2/1 which contains the minutes bound in volumes for 1907-1964 and QC/1/2/3 which contains loose copies of individual minutes for 1964-1978.

Scottish Education Department, correspondence with Isobel Gibson

This sub-series consists of 7 files:

  • Scottish Education Department, staffing correspondence, 1948-1962
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 6 January 1947 - 6 November 1948
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 25 January 1949 - 26 November 1951
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 9 January 1952 - 29 December 1954
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 7 February 1955 - 11 December 1958
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 9 January 1959 - 16 December 1960
  • Scottish Education Department, general correspondence, 15 March 1961 - 28 December 1962

Housewifery, Cookery, Laundry and Dressmaking, Technical and Hostels Sub-Committees' meeting minutes

This sub-series consists of 9 files:

  • Housewifery Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1911-1913
  • Housewifery Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1914-1917
  • Cookery Sub-Committee and Laundry and Dressmaking Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1914-1917
  • Housewifery Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1917-1926
  • Cookery Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1917-1926
  • Laundry and Dressmaking Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1917-1929
  • Housewifery Sub-Committee and Hostels Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1926-1968
  • Cookery Sub-committee and Technical Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1926-1968
  • Laundry and Dressmaking Sub-Committee meeting minutes, 1929-1933

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.

Phase III extension and remodelling of Park Drive building

This sub-series consists of 3 files:

  • Site acquisition correspondence, 1968-1971
  • Building work correspondence, 1974
  • Formal opening ceremony, 1975

The Phase III extension was part of a programme of development of the College. Phase I started when the Gibson Halls of residence opened in 1968 and the houses at 8 and 9 Park Drive (which had been College residences) were demolished. A new teaching block was erected on the site, providing teaching rooms and kitchens, library, Student's Union and staff rooms. it was completed in 1969. Phase II was a modernisation programme to update the main Park Drive building and make it compliant with new fire regulations. It was completed in 1973. Phase I and Phase II were designed by Monro & Partners, Glasgow, the same firm of Architects who had designed the 1936 extension. Phase III was designed by the Building Design Partnership, Architects, Glasgow. It would extend the main building along 8-10 Park Avenue and 1-9 Eldon Street, to provide additional science accommodation, common rooms and teaching rooms and staff rooms. It was completed in 1975 and formally opened on 12 September 1975. It was named the Calder Wing in in honour of Juliann Calder, the College Principal, who had driven forward the establishment of the new science wing.

The only records for Phase I and II are found in the Governors and associated committee minutes.

Scottish Education Department correspondence and forms

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Annual estimates of expenditure submitted to the Scottish Education Department, 1965-1972
  • Scottish Education Department staffing correspondence, 1963-1976
  • Official Returns forms FE85 submitted to the Scottish Education Department, 1963-1976
  • Scottish Education Department general correspondence, 1963-1966

Matriculation cards

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Blue matriculation cards for diploma courses, 1935-1976
  • Yellow matriculation cards for certificate and other courses, 1935-1976

Matriculation cards were completed for each student registering at the College. Details in the cards include student name; address; date of entry; result; and some cards include, school results; religion; photograph and teacher's comments. Blue cards were used for the higher level courses including Group I to III diplomas in Domestic Science, High Class Cookery and Home Economics. Yellow cards were used for the certificate courses except between 1945-1946 when some certificate course students were registered on blue cards. Dietetic diploma students were registered mostly on blue cards but from 1936-1946 some were recorded on yellow cards.

College centenary celebrations

This sub-series consists of 13 files:

  • Centenary Celebrations Committee meetings, 1974-1975
  • College change of name correspondence, 1974-1975
  • General correspondence file kept by Henry Rose on centenary celebrations, 1973-1974
  • General correspondence file kept by Henry Rose on centenary Celebrations, 1975
  • General correspondence file kept by Henry Rose on centenary Celebrations, 1976-1977
  • College history, “Century of Change” publication correspondence, 1975
  • Centenary feature page in “Glasgow Herald” correspondence,1975
  • Centenary prize fund correspondence kept by Juliann Calder, 1975
  • Secretary of State luncheon correspondence kept by Juliann Calder,1975
  • Centenary dinner correspondence kept by Juliann Calder,1975
  • Centenary Service in Glasgow Cathedral correspondence kept by Juliann Calder, 1975
  • Letters of thanks for the centenary celebrations kept by Juliann Calder, 1975
  • Centenary review, January 1975-1976

CBS Steering Group minutes, papers and correspondence

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Minutes and papers of the CBS Steering Group, April 1981 - October 1981
  • Correspondence and press releases regarding CBS, April 1981 - June 1981

When CBS was first set up the work was overseen by the Steering Group. This was later replaced by a Board of Management.

Matriculation and fees books

This sub-series consists of 17 files:

  • Housewives, Housekeepers, Household Management, and Upholstery certificate courses : fees books, 1919-1951
  • Household Management, Housekeeper-Matron’s, Housewife’s and Demonstrator’s certificate courses : fees books, 1951-1965
  • Cook’s, Advanced Cookery, Institutional Training, Institutional Management, Institutional Cooks, and Infirmary certificate courses : fees books, 1919-1953
  • Cook’s certificate 1st and 2nd courses, City and Guilds Cookery 151 courses : fees books, 1953-1963
  • Group I diploma, High Class Cookery, conversion courses, and Social Work courses : fees books, 1932-1964
  • Group II diploma and Needlework endorsement courses : fees books, 1919-1976
  • Group III diploma courses : fees books, 1933-1969
  • Group I diploma, additional training for diploma students, and Social Work, Institutional Management and other related courses : fees books, 1944-1978
  • Needlecraft, Dressmaking, and Laundrywork certificate courses : fees books, 1936-1954
  • Dietetics, Sister Tutors, Preparatory Nurses and Nutrition certificate and diploma courses : fees books,1925-1980
  • Home Economics for Industry and Commerce courses : fees books, 1959-1964
  • Domestic Science (teaching) diploma course : fees books, 1967-1974
  • Home Economics diploma courses ; fees books, 1973-1980
  • Household and Catering Management, Institutional Catering and related certificate, diploma and postgraduate courses : fees books, 1956-1966
  • Institutional Management diploma and Social Work courses : fees and matriculation books, 1946-1979
  • Physiotherapy courses : matriculation books, 1975-1979
  • All courses: matriculation books, 1980-1981
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