Land and property records; legal documents; maps and plans; day books; financial records; production and sales records; staff time books; transport records; correspondence. Most of the records relate to the company's Gartsherrie Works.
Ongoing oral history project being carried out by Stellar Quines, a Scottish theatre company.
In the autumn of 2019, Stellar Quines created and toured 'Fibres', a play by Frances Poet about the impact of the shipyards and asbestos on a Glasgow family. It was inspired by a true story and mirrored hundreds of similar stories in Glasgow and the rest of the UK. In addition to producing the play, the company collaborated with Clydeside Action on Asbestos, one of Glasgow’s primary support services for those impacted by asbestos, to undertake an oral history project to gather some of those Glasgow stories .
The interviewer is Rosie Priest, Creative Learning Associate, Stellar Quines.
This was a working collection built up by George Outram & Co for journalists at The Glasgow Herald, and formed the basis for trade supplements published by George Outram & Co from the 1950s to the 1970s. It comprises press cuttings; press releases; company literature and statistics; and photographs on various aspects of shipbuilding with particular emphasis on the Clyde Shipbuilding industry.
Recording of Arthur McIvor in conversation with Phyllis Craig, Chair of Clydeside Action on Asbestos, 28 January 2018. Phyllis Craig describes her work at the charity where she started on 2 October 1995.
[00:00] Introductions. [00:25] Summarises main life events. [01:14] Describes voluntary work at Castlemilk law centre and the poverty she observed. [01:43] Describes starting work at Clydeside Action on Asbestos. [02.44] Discusses the occupations of her parents and her relationship with them. [05:10] Describes roles at Clydeside Action on Asbestos. [06:04] Tells story of a particular appeal and the treatment of a client. [07:28] Returns to description of activity of Clydeside Action on Asbestos. [07:53] Mentions the case of ‘Fairchild, Matthew and Fox’ and describes other asbestosis cases. [10:58] Describes the wide variety of other Clydeside Action on Asbestos activities, such as fundraising and communications. [11:56] Describes how the job has changed over the years. [13:17] Describes how the resources and funding have improved since the early years of the charity. [13:54] Describes the psychological effects of a mesothelioma diagnosis. [16:12] Describes the experiences of those living with mesothelioma. [18:59] Describes the physical and mental effects of mesothelioma. [20:20] Talks about the limitations of new government disability legislation and its relation to the mental health of sufferers. [22:15] Mentions the economic schemes that were available to help sufferers and remarks upon the likely negative effects of recent government legislation. [23:06] Describes the rise of diagnoses of mesothelioma in women, explores the reasons, and talks about the different experiences of the disease for men and women. [25:45] Describes the difficulties of competing with other charities for funding for example charities that work with victims of post-traumatic stress. [27:07] Tells the story of a particular mesothelioma case pertaining to a male client who was a Glasgow joiner. [30:11] Tells the story of two mesothelioma cases pertaining to women, one client from Falkirk who struggled to get a diagnosis and a former GP who works in the charity office. Phyllis comments on the different reactions of men and women to a diagnosis of mesothelioma. [32:46] States that mesothelioma is still incurable and describes the general life expectancy of sufferers. [34:47] Describes the dramatic changes in medical interest and treatments for mesothelioma since 1995. Also discusses surgery and the importance of palliative care. [38:55] Describes the differences between Scotland and England in terms of legislation and compensation. Also describes the tenacity required to campaign for justice. [42:30] Describes the reasons why legislative situation has evolved further, to the benefit of victims, in Scotland than in England. [46:11] Discusses how the establishment of the Scottish Parliament has benefited the experience of victims in Scotland and how Scotland’s asbestos legislation compares globally. [47:43] Describes the current campaigns and activity of Clydeside Action on Asbestos. [50:59] Closing remarks upon the importance of the recognition of other asbestos related lung cancers in addition to mesothelioma, in terms of legislation and support. [52:53] Describes inaccuracies in predictions for when the peak of asbestos-related deaths will be seen.
University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre
Oil painting of the Felspar at sea by unknown artist, 1909; certificate of commission from the Office of the Admiralty, appointing Mr Peter McGlashan to the temporary commission of Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, 1916.
Partnership agreements; memorandum and articles of association; directors’ reports and accounts; correspondence and papers relating to Thor Thoresen Linje; correspondence and papers relating to merger with Powell Duffryn; financial records; steamer regulations; house flag; voyage books; freight books; employment records; photographs; lists of men and ships lost in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 wars; papers relating to history of company and Robertson family.
Black and white, sepia and colour photographic prints and negatives, including glass negatives; transparencies; postcards; sketches and artists' impressions.
Photographs of people are mainly individual and group photographs of staff and students. Images of machinery and equipment include slides used for teaching purposes, and an early photograph of an Argyll motor car on the ramp in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Photographs of University buildings include Anderson's University, the Mechanics' Institution, the Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College and Allan Glen's School, in addition to the later buildings of the Royal Technical College and the Scottish College of Commerce and the modern buildings of the University. The visit by HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the laying of the foundation stone of the Royal College Building in 1903 is also represented in the collection. There are also aerial photographs of the campus at various periods of development. Photograph albums preserve the memory of honorary graduations, VIP visits and other events.
Scottish College of Commerce tie. Navy blue polyester (Terylene), featuring diagonal stripes of green and gold and a flock pattern of the Scottish College of Commerce crest embroidered in green, white and gold.
Needlework samples; two sets of Ladybird Picture-Sentence Matching Cards; programme for College production of 'As you like it', June 1959; Child Education Supplement, May 1963; classroom poster; '... And so to Embroider' bulletin; knitting equipment; Jordanhill College silk scarf with Glasgow Provincial Committee crest; books, 1915-1972.
Duncan, Seona, fl. 1950-1959, student at Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow
Art and primary school science lecture notebooks, 1964-1966; year one geography project, 1964-1965; cardboard mounted needlework samples; course handouts, 1964-1967; book lists and timetable, 1964-1967; conditions for admission to Chapter III diploma courses, 1964-1965; photographs of students, 1964-1967; Jordanhill Students Song Book, 1966; Glasgow University Union Student Songs; Scottish Country Dance books, 1931-1963.
Dixon, Mary McLiver, b. 1947, student at Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow