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Anderson collection

  • GB 249 SC Anderson
  • Collectie
  • 1539-1832

Collection of books, papers and lecture notes grouped in classes of theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher

Robertson collection

  • GB 249 SC Robertson
  • Collectie
  • 1678 to date

Collection of material on the history and description of Glasgow, industrial archaeology in the West of Scotland, Scottish topography and travel history. Also includes a collection of ephemera, notes and articles.

Robertson, John, 1912-1990, local government officer and researcher

Architecture collection

  • GB 249 SC Architecture
  • Collectie
  • 1727-1971

Collection of large folio volumes of architecture related material.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Eaton collection

  • GB 249 SC Eaton
  • Collectie
  • 1813-1976

John C. Eaton’s working collection of books from his office in the Mathematics Department of the University of Strathclyde. Includes items on mathematics, science and higher education.

Eaton, John Carnegie, 1915-1972, mathematician

Jack Williams collection

  • GB 249 SC Jack Williams
  • Collectie
  • 1847-2002

Collection of over 700 titles on naval history, with particular emphasis on the ships and naval operations of World War II. The collection, compiled by Jack Williams, also contains research files which assemble information on ships and minesweepers, including photographs, cuttings, notes and unpublished material.

The collection also includes publications by Jack Williams:

  • 'They led the way: the fleet minesweepers at Normandy, June 1944' (Blackpool: 1994)
  • 'The Algerines: Fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy, 1942-1961' (Blackpool: 1995)
  • 'Fleet sweepers at war: fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy 1939-1945' (Blackpool: 1997)

Williams, Jack, b. 1925, naval historian

Muirhead collection

  • GB 249 SC Muirhead
  • Collectie
  • 1731-1889

Collection of titles on psychology and various subjects.

The collection also includes serial publications:

  • Mind, volume 1-12, 1876-1887
  • Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, volume 7-18, 1870/71-1886/87
  • Symon's Monthly Meteorological Magazine, volume 6-19, 1871-1884

The books have the monogram 'H.M.' embossed on the spines.

Muirhead, Henry, 1814-1890, physician

Chemical workers oral history project

  • GB 249 SOHC 7
  • Collectie
  • Original recordings and transcripts 2004-2005

Eight interviews conducted by David Walker in pursuit of his doctoral research on ‘Occupational health and safety in the British chemical industry, 1914-1974’ (PhD thesis, University of Strathclyde, 2007: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/6429).

The oral history project was designed to capture the human experience of working within the British chemical industry. The desired outcome was to find respondents with a range of job descriptions that had worked in different types of plant. Although comparatively small, the cohort interviewed represents a good coverage of the industry in that the plastic, chromate, explosive and fertiliser sectors are all represented.

In total, nine respondents were interviewed with one, Richard Fitzpatrick, being interviewed twice (Mr Fitzpatrick was 87 years old at the time and grew visibly tired during the first interview). Three respondents from Cheshire (who were related to one another) were interviewed as a group. Normally interviews were conducted on a one-to-one basis in the homes of the respondents although wives and other family members were also present in all cases, with the exception of one of the anonymous respondents from Dumfries who was alone.

The average age of those interviewed was 71, with birth dates ranging from 1917 to 1945. The employment histories of the respondents ranged from the late 1930s to the late 1970s.

All those interviewed were asked standard questions at the outset such as the respondent’s name, date of birth, where they were born, if they had brothers or sisters, if they had children, at what age did they leave school and what was their first job. Thereafter, in a relatively unstructured manner questions were asked of the respondents about the experiences they had in connection with the chemical industry.

With the exception of one former manager of a chemical plant all the respondents had worked as process workers or were related to family members who also worked as process workers. Why no former directors or technologists came forward to participate in this study cannot be explained by reference to the design of the recruitment material. One reason that may explain the general problem in recruiting respondents was made by two former process workers from Dumfries who admitted that their former colleagues had seen the recruitment article published in the local press but had refused to make contact because they were fearful that Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) would stop their pension if they talked to an outsider. Although ICI would not take such a step it is nonetheless interesting that former employees of the firm offered this as the reason for not sharing their memories.

Walker, David, b. 1956, historian

OEDA Chase Manhattan Turner & Newall papers

  • GB 249 OEDA CM
  • Collectie
  • c. 1920 - 1998

Copies of content from the Turner & Newall (T&N) corporate archive, Manchester, which were given to the Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association by Chase Manhattan Bank.

The collection comprises correspondence about the papers and lawyer Michael O'Connor's mission to distribute them, followed by Turner & Newall corporate papers relating to:

  • minutes of meetings
  • industry regulation
  • compensation (including all manner of case information)
  • health and safety measures
  • epidemiological research on asbestos
  • documentaries on the asbestos industry
  • company histories

The collection concludes with a single dossier on legal actions relating to the former site of Turner Asbestos Cement Co Ltd (later TAC Construction Materials Ltd) at Dalmuir.

Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association

Scottish Oral History Centre Archive

  • GB 249 SOHC
  • Collectie
  • 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.

University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre

Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association (William Ashton Tait) Archives

  • GB 249 OEDA
  • Collectie
  • 1969-2009
  • early correspondence and papers relating to Nancy Tait’s fact-finding mission regarding asbestos
  • minutes of meetings of the SPAID/OEDA Trustees, annual reports, strategic plans
  • registers and other finding aids for the extensive OEDA case file series (OEDA CF); see link below
  • information resources on employers and insurers and other materials for supporting compensation claims
  • some case correspondence, medical appeals correspondence, correspondence with the medical appeal administration, and with the social security commissioner
  • documentation of the different types of information services provided by SPAID / OEDA, among them series relating to occupational and environmental health enquiries; SPAID / OEDA publications and display boards; responses to requests for information from solicitors; and responses to requests for information from the media
  • records relating to SPAID/OEDA's research into asbestos related diseases, mortality statistics, latency periods; also testimony before commissions, consultancy reports
  • SPAID/OEDA's extensive advocacy work over four decades
  • interactions with victims support groups, unions, fellow activists, occupational health experts, historians, solicitors and legal scholars
  • conferences and meetings to which Nancy Tait and her organisation contributed or which she attended
  • information files compiled on specific topics
  • series of correspondence and telephone memoranda
  • SPAID/OEDA accounts; also fundraising activities including grant applications
  • some documentation of the creation and running of the Electron Microscope Research Unit
  • instructions and manuals relating to office procedures and information management in the organisation
  • reference library (OEDA/K) including the organisation's collection of scientific papers, deposits and judgements, statutory instruments, DSS claims forms 1969-2007, clusters of press coverage, etc

Further,

  • OEDA collection of printed material; see link below
  • ten series of case files (OEDA CF, see link below)
  • OEDA's copies of the Chase Manhattan Turner & Newall papers (OEDA CM, see link below)
  • several standalone collections accepted to the OEDA archive during the 1990s, including the research papers of M J Sanders, records of Cancer Prevention Society, Glasgow, and the papers documenting refrigeration management worker W H Knight's compensation claim; see links below

Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association

Needlework and knitting samples

  • GB 249 JCE/22/4/4
  • Collectie
  • 1934 -1935

Samples of needlework and knitting created by Jean Struthers, a student at Jordanhill College of Education.

Struthers, Jean R., fl. 1930-1939, student at Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow

Teacher's certificates and needlework samples

  • GB 249 JCE/22/4/1
  • Collectie
  • 1930 - 1931, 1985

Box of samples of needlework created at Jordanhill College; certificate in needlework, 1931; training record, 1931; letter from Miss Brown describing her student days and needlework classes, 1985.

Brown, Jane Fleming, fl. 1930-1939, student at Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow

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