- 1961-2004 (Creation)
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The John Hawthorn Archive comprises the records of two organisations concerned with food science: the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST).
The combined collection is named after John Hawthorn, Professor of Food Science at the Royal College of Science and Technology and subsequently the University of Strathclyde. Professor Hawthorn was a founder member of IUFoST and instrumental in the deposit of IUFoST's records at the University of Strathclyde.