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Michael Lees papers on asbestos in schools
GB 249 LEES · Coleção · 2007 - 2023

Digital documents (word documents, Excel spreadsheets, emails, PDFs, JPEGs) all relating to Michael Lees' research of asbestos in schools and the activities of the Asbestos in Schools campaign began by Michael. Michael Lees began researching asbestos in Schools following the death of his wife, Gina, who worked in an infant school and died of mesothelioma. Files are arranged into thematic folders and include:

  • briefing papers;
  • asbestos photos; articles;
  • meetings papers- agenda, questions, minutes etc;
  • photocopies of documents from FOI requests e.g. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions;
  • Michael Lees articles 2088 - 2023;
  • documents about legal cases;
  • presentation files, Michael Lees, 2009 - 2013;
  • Parliament meetings papers c2008 - 2014;
    And further similar documents.
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Laurie Kazan-Allen papers on asbestos and its ban
GB 249 LKA · Coleção · c. 1990s - c. 2010s

Papers relating to Laurie Kazan-Allen's work in the UK for the British Asbestos Newsletter and to her work internationally for the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. The bulk of the collection comprises research files on various aspects of asbestos, its uses, dangers, and effects.

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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists records
GB 249 RCSLT · Coleção · 1934 - 2005

This collection comprises items relating to the formation and running of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The bulk of the records are minutes of the Council and the boards and committees of the College.

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David Horner papers
GB 249 OM/291 · Coleção · 1971 - 1976
  • Lecture notes, tutorial notes and laboratory books for university classes in the following subjects: geography (including topics relating to the British Isles, North Africa and North America); geology; pedology (biogeography); historical geology; geomorphology; statistics; surveying, and economic history
  • News cuttings
  • Notes on the Wulf Electroscope, for a Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (secondary school) course in Physics
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GB 249 SOHC 35 · Dossiê/Processo · 28 January 2013

Recording of Arthur McIvor in conversation with Phyllis Craig, Chair of Clydeside Action on Asbestos, 28 January 2013. 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.

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Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow lectures
GB 249 RPSG · Coleção · 2017 - 2021

Digital recordings of lectures, plus abstracts of lectures and biographies of speakers, from the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow's 216th, 217th, 218th and 219th lecture series.

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Charles Donovan papers
GB 249 OM/487 · Coleção · 1955-1958, 1981

Papers relating to Charles Donovan's time as an evening student on the Diploma in Management Studies at the Glasgow School of Management Studies, 1956-1957. Contents include:

  • Letter to Donovan from Scottish College of Commerce Department of Management Studies, 1956
  • Course handouts, 1955-1957
  • Handwritten Industrial Psychology course notes, 1956-1957
  • Student certificates, 1956-1957
  • Examination papers, 1956-1957
  • Factory Management examination answer booklet, 1957
  • Royal Technical College prospectus of part-time classes, 1956-1957
  • Glasgow School of Management Studies prospectus, 1957-1958
  • Announcement of appointment of Donovan as Member for Personnel of the British Gas Corporation, 1981
  • The London Gazette, March 1981 (contains announcement of appointment of Donovan at British Gas)
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Scottish Oral History Centre Archive
GB 249 SOHC · Coleção · c. 1981 - present

The Scottish Oral History Centre Archive is an extensive collection of oral history recordings focussing on the history of work, occupational health and the social impact of de-industrialisation. Most of the recordings originate from projects carried out by Scottish Oral History Centre staff and students but there are also large collections of interviews originating from other organisations, for example Glasgow Museums and the Scottish Working People’s History Trust.

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Up-helly-aa oral history project
SOHC 14 · Coleção · 1997

Oral history project, conducted by Callum G. Brown, in 1997. The aim of the project was to study the festival of Up-helly-aa, an annual winter-time festival celebrated across the island of Shetland. The interviews were a key part of the research for Callum Brown's book: 'Up-helly-aa: Custom, culture and community in Shetland' (1998).
The collection comprises 9 digital audio recordings of 6 interviews (digitised from original tapes) and 6 paper transcripts (with digital access copies): some labelled as 'partial' transcripts, and others labelled as 'full relevant' transcripts.
There are 9 interviewees. Some were interviewed together.

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SOHC 14/1 · Dossiê/Processo · 23 August 1997
Parte de Up-helly-aa oral history project

Recording and partial transcript of conversation between Callum Brown and Terry and Ann Johnson (pseudonyms), 23 August 1997. Ann Johnson was originally from Central Scotland and moved to Lerwick with husband Terry in 1985. They discuss moving to Lerwick and first impressions of Up-helly-aa festival. They also describe 'hamefarins' where people with connections to Shetland return to the island. Terry describes his lasting impressions of the festival, the preparations undertaken by squads for the festival, the secretive nature of the preparations, and the festival's connection to drinking alcohol. The make-up of Up-helly-aa squads is discussed as well as the costume preparations and the role of women in costume creation. Terry describes Up-helly-aa's place in the school curriculum, the role of the Jarl throughout the year, and discusses the content of the sketches performed by the squads.

SOHC 14/6 · Dossiê/Processo · 18 September 1997
Parte de Up-helly-aa oral history project

Recording and transcript of conversation between Callum Brown, Jane Manson and Barbara Anderson 18 September 1997. Jane and Barbara were residents of Bressay and discuss the Bressay Up-helly-aa festival. They discuss the timing of the festival, the festivities over the chosen weekend, how many people attend the festival, and the capacity of the hall. They walk through the series of events on the day and evening of Up-helly-aa. They describe the creation of the Bill, a notice board produced for Up-helly-aa that includes local jokes and satire featuring members of the community, and the preparations of the galley boat. They describe the Jarl's visit to the school and the sheltered housing ahead of the evening event. The role of women in the festival is discussed and the procession is described in detail. The festivities that take place in the local hall after the procession are described including the dressing up of the squads and their skits. Some examples of skits, squad costumes, and squad names are relayed in detail and the very local nature of the material is described. Some of the differences between Bressay Up-helly-aa and Lerwick Up-helly-aa are discussed. The changing nature of the community in Bressay and participation in the festival is discussed. They talk about the active involvement of women in the Bressay Up-helly-aa and how this differs from the Lerwick festival. They describe the 'hop': the dance that occurs the night after Up-helly-aa. Jane and Barbara speak of their, and their families' great enjoyment of the festival. They speak of the involvement of children in Up-helly-aa and how this has changed over the decades. The conversation returns to the role of women in Up-helly-aa. They return to discussing the Lerwick Up-helly-aa and how it differs from the Bressay festival. They speak of the great expense of being in the Jarl Squad.