Collection CSTC - Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College records

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Reference code

GB 249 CSTC

Title

Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College records

Date(s)

  • 1845-1967 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.5 metres

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Name of creator

(1845-1907)

Administrative history

The Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College, or Established Church Normal Seminary, as it was known in the early days, opened on a small scale in 1845 in the Dundas Vale building which it had inherited from the Glasgow Normal Seminary. Teaching continued under the direction of Mr Forbes (a former teacher in the Glasgow Normal Seminary model school) and it was several years before the college again reached the standard required by the Committee of Council on Education for recognition as a training college. Relations with the nearby Glasgow Free Church Training College were strained initially but became more friendly in later years. The college flourished in the latter years of the 19th century, notably under the rectorships of Dr David Ross 1877-1899 and Alex M. Williams 1899-1907. The increasingly secular nature of education and society by the late 19th century led the churches to withdraw from teacher training and in 1907 the Church of Scotland and United Free Church Training Colleges amalgamated under the control of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.

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Minutes of Board of Management; annual reports to Church of Scotland; visitors' books; student records; examination papers; prospectus; biographical information on college staff; student memorabilia and magazines; photographs; library catalogue 1880; HMI reports on college; published books and articles about the college; Dundas Vale Practising School log books.

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Open

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  • English

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Item level typed list available in reading room.

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